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, January 19, 2018

Friday Specials at the Maritime Market - 1/19


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 40 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the pre-dawn skies are crystal clear, with a light westerly breeze kicking up a moderate South Beach surf, and a billion stars illuminating the nearby dunes. We have a sunny winter day ahead, with mild westerly breezes and a high in the low 50's. We'll drop to about 40 overnight, and warm to the mid 50's tomorrow under sunny skies and mild southwesterly winds. Ditto for Sunday, with temperatures inching ... more

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thursday Specials at the Maritime Market - 1/18


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's a chilly 25 degrees on the front porch this morning, with clear starry skies and a bitter breeze rustling the nearby palms. As the dawn breaks, look for a brilliant winter sun to bear down on the island, burning through the chilly breeze to warm us to the low 40's by the afternoon. We'll drop to the low 30's overnight, and warm to the low 50's tomorrow. We'll see the mid 50's on Saturday & Sunday, and flirt with the 60's on Monday, with no chance of r... more

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Weekly Specials at the Maritime Market - 1/17


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 36 degrees on the front porch this morning, with clear starry skies, light breezes, and a roaring South Beach surf echoing through the dunes. As the dawn breaks, look for mostly sunny skies, with light northerly breezes and a high pushing toward 50. Clouds will increase this afternoon, and temperatures will begin falling around 4pm, and those cooler temperatures will collide with moisture coming in from the southwest - bringing a chance of rain in the... more

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tuesday Specials at the Maritime Market - 1/16


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 32 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the air is still, calm, and chilly, with clear skies illuminated by a billion stars, and a quiet South Beach surf. Today we'll see sunny skies warming the island to the upper 40's by the afternon, with light northerly breezes. We'll cool to the upper 30's overnight, and warm to the upper 40's again tomorrow, with increasing clouds and a slight chance of an afternoon shower, and an even slighter chance of... more

Monday, January 15, 2018

Monday Specials at the Maritime Market - 1/15


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 28 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the pre-dawn skies are overcast, with a slight glow on the western horizon kicked up by the lights of Holden & Ocean Isle beaches. As the dawn breaks, the skies will gradually clear, giving way to a sunny & cool winter day, with moderate northerly breezes and highs pushing to the low 40's. We'll drop to about 30 tonight, and wam to the upper 40's tomorrow, with lighter breezes and abundant sunshine. Ditt... more

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sunday Specials at the Maritime Market - 1/14


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 33 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the pre-dawn air is crisp & dry, with a billion stars joined by a rising crescent moon in illuminating the dunes below. Winter temperatures return for the coming week, but without the devilish ice & snow :). Today we'll see sunny skies with a brisk north wind and temperatures climbing to around 40 by the afternoon. We'll cool to the mid 20's overnight, and warm to the low 40's tomorrow, under sunny skies... more

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Saturday Specials at the Maritime Market - 1/13


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 51 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the crescent moon is rising in the east amidst clear starry skies, with blustery winds and a roaring South Beach surf. As the dawn breaks, look for mostly sunny skies, with daytime highs fluctuating around the 50 degree line, with a brisk west wind becoming a bitter north wind tonight, and pushing temperatures down to the low 30's by dawn tomorrow. We'll eek up to the high 30's tomorrow afternoon, and dr... more