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 22, 2017

Monday Specials at the Maritime Market - 5/22


Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's 75 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the dawn is breaking to reveal mostly cloudy skies, with light southerly breezes, and the sounds of the South Beach surf mingling with the early birds. Temperatures will hold steady in the upper 70's today, with mostly cloudy skies and a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm. The chance of rain gradually increases through the evening, and we'll likely see a steady rain by dawn tomorrow, with showers ... more

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Saturday Specials at the Maritime Market - 5/20


Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's 74 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the pre-dawn cicada quartet has now been replaced by the full chorus of songbirds. A light breeze is coming off of the water, and there are patches of high clouds zipping by overhead as the sun approaches the horizon. Today we'll see mostly sunny skies, with light southwesterly breezes and a high low 80's. We'll cool to the low 70's overnight, and warm to the upper 70's tomorrow with mostly sunny skies a... more

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thursday Specials at the Maritime Market - 5/18


Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's 74 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the dunes are alive with nature's symphony of sounds. The South Beach surf provides the percussion, with the breeze keeping count and the birds singing their hearts out - mingling the chorus with a solo here and there. It's a stark contrast to the sounds of winter - mostly devoid of the birdsongs and leaving only the wind and the waves to help contemplate the day. Temperatures will hold steady in the mid... more

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday Specials at the Maritime Market - 5/16


Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's 71 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the dawn is breaking earlier & earlier each day as we creep toward the summer solstice. The chorus of birds has now been joined by a few cicadas & crickets for the morning songs. The winds are light, the seas are calm, and the surf is quiet. Our week of perfect spring weather continues today, with sunny skies, light southwesterly breezes, and temperatures in the upper 70's. Ditto for tomorrow & through t... more

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sunday Specials at the Maritime Market - 5/14


Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's a crisp 61 degrees on the front porch this morning, with the twilight of dawn quickly washing away a sky full of stars, with the waning moon high in the sky and a cool north breeze rustling the nearby palms. The seas are calm, and the surf is quiet. We have a beautiful spring day ahead, with clear sunny skies, moderate northerly breezes and temperatures reaching the mid 70's. We'll cool to the mid 60's overnight, and warm to the low 80's tomorrow, wit... more

Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday Specials at the Maritime Market - 5/12


Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's 70 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the waning moon is dancing in and out of the pre-dawn cloud cover - casting a brilliant glow from behind that outlines the clouds in a silvery veil. A light northerly breeze is washing over the island - holding the seas still & quiet along South Beach. As the dawn breaks, look for a partly sunny day, with variable but light breezes and a high in the mid 70's. We'll drop to the mid 60's overnight, as a bi... more

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Weekly Specials at the Maritime Market - 5/10


Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's 69 degrees on the front porch this morning, with a nearly full golden moon lighting up the western sky - settling gracefully into the western horizon while a light ocean breeze washes over the glowing dunescape. The morning birdsongs are echoing through the palms as the South Beach surf settles gently onto the nearby shore. We have a beautiful spring day ahead, with temperatures climbing to the mid 70's by the afternoon, with calm winds, flat seas and... more