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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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tuesday Specials at the Maritime Market - 4/25


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 65 degrees on the front porch this morning, with a cool breeze coming off the water and a loud surf joining the birds in nature's morning songfest. The skies are clear - for now - revealing the morning stars, but those will quickly be washed away by the dawn, or hidden by the cloud cover - predicted again to overwhelm the island this morning. The radar signature looks eerily like a hurricane, with a huge eye, and a perimeter of squalls that could circ... more

Monday, April 24, 2017

Monday Specials at the Maritime Market - 4/24


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 69 degrees on the front porch this morning, with a chorus of birds and a starry morning sky quickly washing away from the dawn's twilight. The air is still, the surf is loud, and the entire scene is surreal, when compared to our forecast. The NWS is calling for a day of showers, thunderstorms, and gusty winds - none of which showed up yesterday as predicted (sans the early morning shower). Our little island has a long track record of missing many of t... more

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saturday Specials at the Maritime Market - 4/22


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 70 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the early birds are singing their little hearts out, as the twilight of dawn begins glowing in the eastern sky. The winds are light, the seas are loud, and the morning stars are quickly being washed away by the approaching dawn. We have a blustery spring day ahead, with mostly sunny skies and a persistent southwesterly breeze gusting to the mid 20mph range. The winds will die down overnight, as temperatu... more

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thursday Specials at the Maritime Market - 4/20


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 66 degrees on the front porch this morning, with dead calm winds and a starlit sky. The dim crescent moon is rising in the eastern sky, amidst flat seas and a quiet surf. As the dawn breaks, look for a mostly sunny day, with light southerly breezes and highs in the low 70's. We'll cool slightly to the upper 60's overnight, and warm to the mid 70's tomorrow under sunny skies and moderate southwesterly breezes. Ditto for Saturday. Sunday looks to be a b... more

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday Specials at the Maritime Market - 4/18


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 70 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the last quarter moon is shining dimly on the cool & clear morning, with a light breeze rustling in the palms, and a few early birds chattering & singing their morning songs. As the dawn breaks, expect to see a few clouds, with peeks of sunshine and light breezes throughout the day, with highs in the low 70's and a slight chance of an afternoon shower. We'll cool to the mid 60's overnight, and warm to th... more

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sunday Specials at the Maritime Market - 4/16


Happy Easter Fellow Islanders! It's 67 degrees on the front porch this morning, with a moonlit sky, a hint of breeze, and calm seas producing a light surf. As the dawn breaks, look for a mostly sunny day, with moderate southwesterly breezes and highs in the mid 70's. We'll drop to the mid 60's overnight, and warm to the low 70's tomorrow, with mostly sunny skies and moderate southwesterly breezes. Low tide is upon us now. High tide will peak around Noon, and low tide returns at about 5:... more

Friday, April 14, 2017

Friday Specials at the Maritime Market - 4/14


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 64 degrees on the front porch this morning, with a light northerly breeze stirring in the palms and a few early birds singing to the waning moon high in the sky. We've had an incredible run of gorgeous spring days this week, and the run continues today, with mostly sunny skies, light northeasterly breezes, and highs in the low 70's. We'll drop to the low 60's tonight, and warm to the mid 70's tomorrow, with mostly sunny skies, light southerly breezes ... more