Saturday, February 12, 2011

There's a wet wind blowing

It's not really rain, it's water in the wind. Another norte (north wind). The weather has been gorgeous lately, and even the last couple of nortes only lasted a day and were nothing really - a little cloud, a little rain shower, and then they were gone.

But this fierce beast that blew in yesterday afternoon is going to make it a non-tourist day at the beach. A good day to lay in a hammock or snuggled in bed, dozing or reading or a little of both.

I laid in bed just one minute too long this morning and was left holding the garbage as the truck blew past me and wouldn't stop to let me throw my garbage up to the guys in the truck. So I borrowed my neighbor's trash can instead of putting the bags over on our platform, because the wind would toss around the unsecured bags in no time, making a mess in the street for me to clean up later.

The good thing is that I don't have to water the plants, we've had enough rain over the last week that I only watered once. Normally I enjoy watering the plants, it's something I don't do often because that's Miguel's passion, but with him away this week, it's one more chore that I had to pick up to keep everything in order.

Here's a short video I took the last time we had strong north winds like this. I stood on the shore and it was all I could do to keep my feet on the ground. Today is probably not quite as strong, but it's probably close.

video

As I was writing this, my sister posted on Facebook, reminding me that they just got more snow and the temperature is -8C. So I guess I'll shut up about the weather, it could be so much worse. Lucky for them they are headed to Jamaica to attend my nephew's wedding. Looks like Kyle is ready, wearing the little suit I bought him here on Isla...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

awwwww. Kyle's getting ready for a new adventure in his life! Like every day:-)
carl/debbie

Sandia said...

Wow! He is growing up fast! What a cute expression on that precious little face...we bought our grandson a similar outfit....thanks for the update!-Sandia

jeanie said...

Great pic of Kyle! Love the little suit!

jackie said...

Kyle sure is a cutie!
I always feel sorry for tourist who have only a week on Isla when the nortes come in. People who may have planned for a year or more for a dream vacation and the weather does not cooperate.

Life's a Beach! said...

Kyle's adorable! I can't believe he's that big. I can't complain about the weather today. 70 some degrees and brilliantly sunny. We spent the morning trying to cut back some of the dead tropical plants in our backyard. The pygmy palms look dead from all the sub-freezing cold. Looks like we'll be making many trips to Home Depot in another month!

krisla said...

love that video, & a great into for friends that are coming tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Cute, cute, cute . . . Kyle that is!! Your heart must be full. Aren't grandbabies the best?

Carol from Michigan

drgeo said...

Kyle is so big! Glad he is beginning to earn frequent flyer miles-- soon he can visit his grannie on his own!