It has rained now for approximately 35 days straight. Some days, like Halloween, it rains part of the day and then lets up. Right now we are experiencing yet another storm with howling winds and sideways rain. On these days it is tough to convince Buddy that he has to go outside. The picture above was taken on Friday afternoon as hubby and I cut out of work at 4pm and drove down to the ocean for some storm watching. Tough to tell from the picture but the wind was going about 50 km per hour. Today we have gusts up to 65 km per hour. Our house is about 2 km from the ocean and the wind always blows harder by the open ocean but our trees are bent over and the rain keeps getting slammed into the side of the house. There are parts of the island that are flooding, fortunately not in my neighborhood as we are 1000 feet above sea level and away from any creek or river that might overrun its banks. Just to give you an idea what the same beach looks like the photo below was taken there in early September.
I was totally soaked in about 1 minute when taking these pictures - my underwater camera comes in handy for this type of thing. In the video below I was getting pushed back while filming by the wind. Very similar to the tropical storm we went through in Playa Del Carmen a couple of years ago.
Fortunately, we have had no loss of power, just the occasional flickering of lights indicating that it could happen. I am so ready for a day of sunshine! In the mean time we are warm and cozy and the fridge is full of good things to eat so other than running over to Mom's later today with a casserole (I cooked too much this weekend) we can stay at home. Work is busy so that occupies us during the day and I have been reading a lot and avoiding television as much as possible as cannot stand even one more news report on the bloody American election.
It makes me incredibly embarrassed to have been born in the USA - and from that statement you obviously know which way I lean. Make America great again? From the mouth of the ass who is trying to ruin it! If you are voting for Trump and reading this - feel free to unfollow me. If we disagree so much about basic humanity and decency then no need to keep reading this blog.