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, June 26, 2017

Monday Specials at the Maritime Market - 6/26


Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's 74 degrees on the front porch this morning, with dead calm winds and a quiet island still in slumber. The breaking dawn is revealing patches of blue, with hues of pink, purple, and orange reflecting from the scattered clouds. The seas and the surf are quiet, and the critters are singing in multi-part harmonies. We have a beautiful week ahead! Our stifling humidity of late has already abated, and will continue to drop, bottoming out on Wednesday before... more

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday Specials at the Maritime Market - 6/25


Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's 80 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the air is dense & fragrant, with the scent of the sea & the sand carried inland by a light breeze coming off the water. The skies are gray & overcast, but that's having little impact on the enthusiasm of the birds - singing away at top pitch, and unmoved by their hueless surroundings. Today we'll see mostly cloudy skies, with light southwesterly breezes, temperatures in the low 80's, and storm cells pop... more

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Saturday Specials at the Maritime Market - 6/24


Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's a balmy 80 degrees on the front porch this morning, with blustery winds, a roaring surf, and an overcast sky. A few brave birds have taken to the skies - singing their morning songs - but most remain hunkered in their nests. They'll be out soon enough - as will the island's humanity - biking, beach combing, and chasing breakfast. Today we'll see partly sunny skies, with persistent southwesterly breezes and a high in the mid 80's, but feeling more like... more

Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday Specials at the Maritime Market - 6/23


Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's 79 degrees on the front porch this morning, with overcast skies and a roaring South Beach surf. A light breeze is coming off the water, and the songbirds are filling the air with beautiful music. Today we'll see partly sunny skies, with gusty southwesterly breezes and a high in the mid 80's. Ditto for Saturday, with a chance of a late afternoon or evening shower. The winds will lay down a bit on Sunday, but the chance of a summer shower will linger th... more

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday Specials at the Maritime Market - 6/22


Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's 77 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the breaking dawn is revealing a few high clouds. The dunes are full of birdsongs, with a light breeze coming off the water and and roar of the South Beach surf riding on the wind. Today we'll see partly sunny skies, with light southerly breezes and a high in the low 80's. We'll drop to the upper 70's overnight, and warm to the mid 80's tomorrow, with fewer clouds, and more persistent southwesterly breez... more

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Weekly Specials at the Maritime Market - 6/21


Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's 77 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the dense pre-dawn air is damp & fragrant with the scents of the sea and the wet sand, with a light breeze rustling in the nearby palms and a few early birds peeking out from their nests - checking the skies before taking flight and breaking into song. We'll continue to see a bit of unsettled conditions on this first official day of summer, with overcast skies and temperatures inching towards 80, along w... more

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday Specials at the Maritime Market - 6/20


Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's 79 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the breaking dawn is revealaing overcast skies, with light breezes and the roar of the South Beach surf echoing through the dunes. Our island's micro-climate has sheilded us from most of the thunderstorm activitiy swirling around us. Today may be different, as the forecast is calling for a 70% chance of showers or storms. Some of these cells are spinning off of a tropical wave located in the Gulf of Mexi... more