Monday, March 2, 2009

Storm Warnings

Emergency power line repair!

We noticed these power lines along the road which had been drooping way down on the ground earlier. Some resourceful person thought to tie them up with a nice rope and then to loop another piece of rope up to the tree in the distance. We wondered if they would withstand a strong wind and how long before the power company would do a proper repair. We didn't have long to wait to find out.

We had a gorgeous sunset last night to follow-up our beautiful day. These turkey buzzards were having a delightful time soaring through the air, floating on the air currents.

A very pretty end of the day

We arose to this scene after a wild, stormy night...over 5/10 of an inch of rain, extremely strong winds which threatened to lift our umbrella out of its cast iron base and toss it. I awoke around 12:30 a.m. to rain blowing in my window and hitting my face. From then on, I didn't sleep well. The gable fan vents kept clattering, adding to the noise. I wondered briefly if Roatan ever gets tornadoes. Then, around 4 a.m., the power went off. We had the windows closed most of the way - chilly! Power stayed off until around 7:30 or 8 a.m. I had to make coffee the hard way...boil water on the gas stove, pour it through the filter basket which kept trying to clog this morning. Makes you appreciate that hard-earned cup of coffee.... and an electric coffeemaker.

Large waves all day today. Don and I went for a long walk on the beach this afternoon. I wanted to see the waves from a closer vantage point and walk in the surf. The tide was coming in, producing really big waves. The sun kept peeking out, instantly turning the water to shades of turquoise, and just when the sun decided to stay out, my camera battery died. As we were approaching our car, a young, pregnant island woman came out of Dennis' old beach property wearing - are you ready for this? - a sheep-fleece lined suede winter jacket!! Seriously.

I'll post the beach pictures later when my camera battery has recharged.

1 comment:

  1. Just took some time to look at your last few blogs. Been working quite a bit, much more to come beginning tomorrow. Judy's surgery is this Thursday morning.

    Sent you 2 e-mails with newsletter scans attached. Hope you get them!

    Going to bed now. Sounds like you're getting lots of rain. Stay dry!
    Love, Deb