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- hurricane Otto?
  • By DearMissMermaid at aol.com
  • Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 20:14:36 -0500
Dear Miss Mermaid is running amok... hiding from hurricanes!
 
Hurricane Otto on the prowl around Central America, not likely to bother the Virgin islands, but still we're worried for our friends there.
 
Do they have enough rum?
 
And that mermaid gardener, she is reporting from Nanny Cay:
 
Weather synopsis:

Nanny Cay, our weather this morning was a peek a boo sunny start which has now turned into full out pouring rain.  They had predicted .05 to 1.5 inches. I'd say we made that and then some. Has pretty much poured for 2 hours with a continuation forecasted all day.  Here we thought it would be a great day to wash down the boat with boat zoap...😀 mother nature only gave us time to do the port half! Starboard side is now a dancing in the rain with the boat brush and soap!  The other option is a nice fresh water bath!

Stay dry out there sailors!
The Mermaid Gardener

 
Good afternoon!

An intermittent rainy start of the day allowed us to cut loose from the dock at Nanny Cay, had a good passage over to Trellis Bay seas were not sharp, rather sloppy but not large, going up the Sir Frances Drake Channel with light winds. Arrived at Trellis Bay at 3pm with still a fair amount mooring balls (the charter season is just beginning) a few Salty Dawgs sailors are here as well! Continued squally weather with sprinkles enough to tell us that tomorrow will be dinghy day, she's still on the deck from being on the hard for hurricane season.

Tonight we will sit back, have a sundowner and let the rocking of the boat put us to sleep.

Cheers!
The Mermaid Gardener
 
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Warm and Wet Regards,
Dear Miss Mermaid
 
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- Hurricane Matthew and the next one?
  • By DearMissMermaid at aol.com
  • Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400
Thick cloud cover from edges of hurricane Matthew in the BVI today.
This math equation below could get pretty messy. Better run out and stock up on rum and candles. That innocent X could be named later today or tomorrow.
Ut OH!
Thick cloud cover is in evidence.
After Hurricane Matthew the names are :
Nicole
Otto
Paula
Richard
Shary
Tobias
Virginie
Walter
 
And in case you need a ready made shopping list to prepare for the hurricane, here's a copy of mine I kept around:
Rum
Batteries
Rum
Canned Goods
Rum
Candles
Rum
Bottle Water
Rum
Matches
Rum
CD
Rum
Big Heavy Duty Garbage Bags
Rum
Chocolate
Rum
Ganja
Rum
Gasoline
Rum
 
What?  A CD?  Yes, everyone needs at least ONE CD on hand. It's great for signaling after the hurricane. If the sun catches the CD while you are twisting it around, it makes a really bright signaling device, better than a mirror.
 
Those big heavy duty garbage bags are for bagging up your valuables before the storm and before all the leaks in your house or boat spring open.  The wind is so fierce, that water pours inside from everywhere, even from the tiny earthquake cracks, and around all your doors and windows, it's like the whole place sweats rains. Ditto for your boat. You think you own a nice dry boat. Ha!  Let it sit through one hurricane and you will have leaks where you never dreamed of them. Also, your rigging takes a beating. Many are dismasted shortly after hurricanes, due to rigging failure. Check your rigging thoroughly before you set sail. You might be surprised what you find. Also the hurricane will sometimes knock your rig out of tune (and it sings off key.)
 
One of my most memorable hurricanes, I was at Nanny Cay and all the boats in the marina and the yard, were singing. It sounded like a thousand flutes playing off-key. It was an eerie sound that only another hurricane can duplicate.
 
Do NOT stay on your boat during a hurricane. Stay ashore in a solid building with friends (better hurricane parties that way too!)
 
I've never been through a hurricane where there wasn't a great party and copious amounts of libations, herbs and food being passed around, typically by candlelight.
 
Anyhow, now is the time to get ready and stock up for a hurricane. If everyone in the islands is PREPARED, then the hurricanes won't come. Proven fact.
 
From dat
Dear Miss Mermaid
 
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Warm and Wet Regards,
Dear Miss Mermaid
 
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- Hurricane Season Still Going Strong
  • By DearMissMermaid at aol.com
  • Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2016 07:50:17 -0400
Powerful hurricane Matthew is southwest of the BVI but east of the BVI is a tropical disturbance that needs to be watched. Plenty of time to stock up on rum and provisions, but of course, 90% will wait until the 11th hour to do so.
 
Life in da eye-lons...
 
In the picture above, hurricane Matthew is kind of shaped like Australia with red monster eyes. Tee hee hee *hiccup*.
 
 
Stay safe and work on your tan before all the rain hits!
 
Warm and Stormy Regards,
Dear Miss Mermaid

 
 Hurricanes and Hangovers
by Dear Miss Mermaid
 

- Powerful Hurricane Matthew
  • By DearMissMermaid at aol.com
  • Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:18:12 -0400
So far the Virgin Islands have skipped hurricane damages but now Hurricane Matthew threatens parts of the Caribbean though it looks like once again, the Virgin Islands will be spared.
Hurricane Matthew has already been upgraded to a category 4 which is downright powerful.
Stock up on rum in case Matthews stumbles and wobbles! Hurricane Matthew is so BIG, that the islands will definitely feel the outer bands.
 
 
And then Hurricane Matthew may head for the USA where Dear Miss Mermaid is currently visiting. Yikes!
 
Warm and Wet Regards,
Dear Miss Mermaid
 
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- Bowling Balls
  • By DearMissMermaid at aol.com
  • Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 16:57:42 -0400
 
Here come the bowling balls rolling off Africa...
 
Time flies when you're having rum!
 
 
 
Warm and Stormy Regards,
Dear Miss Mermaid

 
Hurricanes and Hangovers
by Dear Miss Mermaid
 

- 90% chance of Hurricane Bonnie forming
  • By DearMissMermaid at aol.com
  • Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 12:17:31 -0400
I guess there was too much rum involved and I forgot all about hurricane Alex came and went ages ago.
 
Hurricane Alex was in January 2016 being only the 2nd hurricane in recorded history to appear in January. The last one was in 1938.
 
So if this mess in the Atlantic forms into a hurricane, she will be Bonnie. It's still 4 more days before the official hurricane season opens and we may be up to Colin by then.
 
Amazing.
 
Bonnie is not a threat to the Virgin Islands, but she is chasing Dear Miss Mermaid, because I am swimming around the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina where Bonnie might be headed.
 
I guess I better look at swimming up a river inland somewhere.
 

Happy Un-Hurricane Season,
Dear Miss Mermaid
 
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- Premature Alex
  • By DearMissMermaid at aol.com
  • Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 21:49:51 -0400
June 1st is around the corner when hurricane season officially starts.
 
2016 Tropical Storm & 2016 Hurricane Names
Alex
Bonnie
Colin
Danielle
Earl
Fiona
Gaston
Hermine
Igor
Julia
Karl
Lisa
Matthew
Nicole
Otto
Paula
Richard
Shary
Tomas
Virginie
Walter
 
Followed by the greek alphabet, if needed. We pray we need that! Lawdy mercy.
 
Actually we could skip a year of no hurricanes. However... X marks the spot!
 
Someone tell Mother Nature she's trying to open hurricane season a wee bit too early!
Shower activity associated with the low pressure area located
between Bermuda and the Bahamas has become somewhat better organized
since yesterday, and the circulation of the low has become a little
better defined.  
Environmental conditions are expected to be
generally conducive for a tropical or subtropical cyclone to form on
Friday or Saturday while this system moves west-northwestward or
northwestward toward the southeastern United States coast.  
All interests along the southeast coast from Georgia through North
Carolina should monitor the progress of this low.  
A Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the
low on Friday afternoon. 
 

Happy Un-Hurricane Season,
Dear Miss Mermaid
 
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