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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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Saturday Specials at the Maritime Market - 8/19


Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's 83 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the wee hours are now completely dark, with the days growng noticeably shorter since the summer solstice 2 months ago. Crickets and the sounds of the surf dominate the melodies at this hour, and the morning stars twinkle on and off. Dawn's twilight will soon peek over the horizon, washing away the stars with the coming brilliance of the sunrise, and so begins another day in paradise :) Today we'll see pa... more

Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday Specials at the Maritime Market - 8/18


Fellow Islanders, The entire country will be "eclipse-crazy" over the next few days, and traffic jams are predicted on all roads leading to or near the path of totality. Fortunately, most of us are already on the island (or hopefully on the way soon) to experience this phenomenon in one of nature's most pristine and magnificent places on Earth :) In preparation for the big event, here are some logistics for Monday: A) The Market will CLOSE from 1:30pm - 3pm on Monday so our employees ... more

Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday Specials at the Maritime Market - 8/18


Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's 83 degrees on the front porch this morning, with a warm & steady breeze coming off the water, and the twilight revealing a mostly clear sky with a few scattered clouds. The crescent moon is rising in the east, chased by the brilliance of Venus just below. The South Beach surf is robust, but the island is otherwise quiet and very peaceful. Today we'll see partly sunny skies, with a moderate southwesterly breeze and temperatures climbing to the upper 80... more

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thursday Specials at the Maritime Market - 8/17


Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's 81 degrees on the front porch this morning, with dead calm winds, and a few clouds revealed by the early twilight of dawn. The air is thick & fragrant with the scents of the sea, with the only sounds being those of the nearby crickets and the faint splash of surf from the flat South Beach surf. Today we'll see an unusually warm & muggy day, with partly sunny skies, light southerly breezes, and temperatures climbing to about 90, with heat indexes over ... more

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Weekly Specials at the Maritime Market - 8/16


Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's 80 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the island is still, dark & very quiet, with calm winds, flat seas, and mostly starry skies, with a few wispy clouds moving slowly from the west, and a crescent moon rising in the east. As the dawn breaks, look for a warm & sticky summer day, with partly sunny skies, light breezes, and a slight chance of a summer shower later this afternoon. Ditto through the coming weekend, with little change in tempera... more

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tuesday Specials at the Maritime Market - 8/15


Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's 81 degrees on the front porch this morning, with scattered stars sharing the sky with a few clouds, while a warm & sticky breeze moves over the dunes. As the dawn breaks, look for a partly sunny day, as temperatures climb to the mid 80's, with a light southwesterly breeze and a slim chance of any shower. Hurricane Gert will no doubt kick up some good surfing waves as she moves north, but she could also cause a strong rip current as well, so be careful... more

Monday, August 14, 2017

Monday Specials at the Maritime Market - 8/14


Good morning Fellow Islanders! It's 80 degrees on the front porch this morning, and I'm thrilled to see a few stars in the sky after a week of mostly overcast morning skies. The waning last quarter moon is shining high in the sky, and a light breeze is washing over the dunes. As the dawn breaks, look for a mostly sunny and humid day, with patchy clouds and a very light southerly breeze coming off the water. A slight chance of a summer shower will lurk in the background, but nothing to i... more