Claude's Daily Emails

Claude's email provides a window into the comfort & repose of island living. His musings "from the back porch" include the weather, daily specials, and other interesting happenings 'round the island.
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Monday, May 21, 2018

Monday Specials at the Maritime Market - 5/21


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 73 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the rising sun is reflecting off the high wispy clouds on the southern horizon, with hues of pink, orange and purple, with a mild southerly breeze rustling in the nearby palms and carrying the sounds of the surf. We saw a great example yesterday of the mysteries of our micro-climate - we endured a 50% chance of rain without a drop falling onto the island. We've absorbed over an inch and a half in the pas... more

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sunday Specials at the Maritime Market - 5/20


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 71 degrees on the front porch this morning, and a blustery squall is moving over the island at present, amidst the early aviary songs harmonizing with the sounds of the South Beach surf. The radar is showing a large mass moving up from the south on a slight northeastern line, and will likely bring more showers this morning, and spotty showers between dry spells this afternoon. Temperatures will climb to the mid 70's, with moderate southwesterly breeze... more

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Saturday Specials at the Maritime Market - 5/19


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 73 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the dunes are damp with remnants of the latest squall dripping through the palms. Skies are overcast at present, with a flutter of breeze carrying a chorus of songs. We've accumulated about an inch of rain over the past two days, but in fits and starts, and with hours of partly sunny & dry weather in-between. Today we'll see much the same - spotty cells accumulating and dissipating on the radar, with a f... more

Friday, May 18, 2018

Friday Specials at the Maritime Market - 5/18


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 72 degrees on the front porch this morning, with overcast skies, light southerly breezes, and a tiny squall about to let lose on the island. This cell will come & go before most are up and about, and the radar is dotted with similar cells over the Atlantic. Many will vaporize before ever reaching us, but a few will germinate and materialize close enough to threaten the island - and we'll be stuck in this pattern for the next several days. As we've see... more

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Thursday Specials at the Maritime Market - 5/17


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 70 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the pre-dawn skies are overcast, with rain presently falling - amidst a light southern breeze and a chorus of saturated birdsongs. The radar shows a large mass moving up from the south - morphing from green to yellow, with vaporizing patches and new ones filling in along the way. This particular mass looks to move out by mid-morning - hopefully leaving a wide gap before the next one arrives so the ladies... more

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Weekly Specials at the Maritime Market - 5/16


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 70 degrees on the front porch this morning, with dead calm winds and the faint sounds of the South Beach surf echoing through the dunes. The skies are clear at present, with streaks of clouds on the southern and western horizons, and belying the stormy forecasts, as the radar shows no nearby echoes. That can all change in a minute, but for now, it looks like the Ladies’ Member-Guest will tee off on time, and hopefully get in their full morning rounds ... more

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tuesday Specials at the Maritime Market - 5/15


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 72 degrees on the front porch this morning, and a spectacular sunrise is taking place - bouncing an incredible pallet of color amongst the high clouds moving in from the south. The seas are quiet at present - its sounds overwhelmed by the buzz of cicadas and the birdsongs amidst the calm winds. Our unstable air moves in later this morning, bringing a chance of showers or thunderstorms today, and a better chance tonight & tomorrow, and lingering throug... more