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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Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday Specials at the Maritime Market - 7/21


Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's 80 degrees on the front porch this morning, and a chorus of birdsongs is harmonizing with the sounds of the South Beach surf. The winds are light, and the twilight is washing away the remaining starlight, as a crescent moon rises in the eastern sky. Today we'll see mostly sunny skies, with light southwesterly breezes becoming more gusty by the afternoon, and temperatures climbing to the mid 80's. Ditto for tomorrow & Sunday, with a slight chance of a ... more

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thursday Specials at the Maritime Market - 7/20


Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's 76 degrees on the front porch this morning, with a light breeze washing over the dunes and the faint twilight of dawn beginning to overcome the morning stars - revealing a few scattered clouds but mostly clear skies. We're a month past the summer solstice, and the dawn is noticeably later now, with the birds not yet up and the crickets & cicadas enjoying a few extra minutes to themselves. The ocean remains quite warm at 81 degrees, and our lazy summer... more

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Weekly Specials at the Maritime Market - 7/19


Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's 78 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the breaking dawn is revealing an ever-changing sky - moving from mostly clear to mostly cloudy, and back in about about 10 minutes. The winds are light, and the seas are calm & quiet. We'll warm to the low 80's by the afternoon, with mostly sunny skies, light southwesterly breezes and little chance of showers. Our temperatures and dew points will gradually increase as the weekend approaches, leaving us ... more

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tuesday Specials at the Maritime Market - 7/18


Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's 79 degrees on the front porch this morning, and micro squall just visited the island, dropping a quick shower and moving on to the north. It has friends - indeed a line of showers & storms is on its heels heading in this general direction, so we could see a bit of activitity this morning for the next hour or so. The twilight of dawn is subdued by the cloud cover - illuminated only by the flashes of lightning on the horizon. Our unstable atmospheric co... more

Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday Specials at the Maritime Market - 7/17


Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's 74 degrees on the front porch this morning, and a late night thunderstorm brought in a bit of cooler air - a welcome respite from our relentless heat of late. The winds are light, and the twilight of dawn is revealing an overcast sky, while the early birds begin their morning songs. Our summer weather patterns will persist today. We'll see patches of sunshine, with light southerly breezes and a chance of a shower or thunderstorm popping up at any time... more

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday Specials at the Maritime Market - 7/16


Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's 79 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the remnants of last night's storms are moist and coating the hard surfaces, with a faint breeze, a quiet surf, and just a few high clouds on the horizon. The fading moon is joining the disappearing stars - overwhelmed by the brilliance of the sun, as the early birds begin their morning songs. Today we'll see lighter breezes, with mostly sunny skies in the morning, becoming mostly cloudy as the day advan... more

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Saturday Specials at the Maritime Market - 7/15


Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's 82 degrees on the front porch this morning, with a last quarter moon high in the sky, and the twilight of dawn quickly scaring away the remaining darkness. It's a bit breezy out, and the winds are stirring up the South Beach surf, sending a roar over the dunes. We'll start the day with plenty of sunshine, and we'll see temperatures inching up to the mid 80's, with a blustery wind coming off the water. We'll then see increasing clouds in the afternoon,... more