Hurricane Season 2022

Hurricane Agatha Affected Area

Today is the first day of hurricane season. Hurricane Agatha has already struck Mexico. Here it has been mostly cloudy for about 3 weeks, with very little rain.

The Queens Jubilee is this weekend, there was going to be a big air show but I heard it’s been canceled because of the weather. I haven’t actually read it from any official source but the rumors are a-flyin’.

I hope everyone has a safe and uneventful hurricane season this year. And a good Wednesday!

Hurricane Season Is Over!

At least I think it is. It is very cold and windy, the sea seems cold now (82⁰). I’m pretty sure that we can’t have any more hurricanes this year in Cayman.

2021 Hurricanes

I finally discovered how to make the degrees icon, all you do is press and hold the 0 (zero). I always used to go find one on the Internet and then copy and paste.

The weather here continues to be very windy and a 100% cloudy. And cold, At least for the next few days, Enjoy having the AC off and the windows open.

Today is my 100th day in a row of Spanish on Duolingo. I’ve studied Spanish pretty continuously since high school. I’m still on a beginner level though.

Happy hump day! Have a great day.

Another Picturesque Monday

It’s another Monday with another batch of weekend pictures. It was a nice weekend lengthened by the addition of 3 days vacation time. I went to an old beach near where I used to live and walked up to the old Homestead as near as I dared.

I lived in the center unit when hurricane Michelle put a wave through the whole place. It’s about 50 feet from the sea.

I went to the annual Recovery Month Festival at Pedro Saint James.

panorama view.
Pedro St. James’s Hurricane Ivan memorial.
And I took a picture of a tiny, tiny flower, half the size of a pencil eraser.

And now I’m headed back to work, and for some odd reason, I’m actually looking forward to it.

Have a wonderful Week!

Semi Productive

It was a semi productive weekend. I got a lot of little tasks done.

Sunday was nice, I went to breakfast with friends. Then I went to the beach.

YouTube is acting weird. The video keeps playing over and over and if you swipe down to get to the comments and settings, it goes to the next video. . YouTube must stupidly be trying to emulate TikTok. Also the embed link won’t work, so no video for you, my dear readers, today. Sorry!

In the afternoon, i went to my pizza on the beach and this is the last one for 6 weeks because the restaurant is closing for a break. Not the pizza restaurant, the beach restaurant.

My heart goes out to Louisiana who just got devastated by hurricane Ida. Right now it’s just getting light there and they are assessing the damage for the first time.

Aaaand it’s Monday. Have a gooda one as you can!

Ida – Non Event Here

Tropical Storm Ida was a non event here. Really nothing happened.

This pan didn’t even blow off.

Although Ida was not much here, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac got hit pretty hard. News still to come in

This storm reminded me of Hurricane Charley, Charley passed between Grand Cayman and Little Cayman. The eye was less than 10 miles away and there was no wind and no rain. Tropical storm Ida passed between Grand Cayman and Little Cayman too.

Charley, Aug 11, 2004
Hurricane Charley track 2004

So today it’s back to work. I was expecting a day off, just in time for the weekend!

Sweet disappointment!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Smith Cove After Grace.

During lunch yesterday I stopped by Smith Cove. It was fairly devastated even after a clean up was started.

I also stopped by Dart Family Park. It had lost a lot of trees too but didn’t seem as bad as Smith Cove.

I remember hurricane Ivan seemed to actually improve Smith Cove. It washed sand up under all the big trees and cleared out the bush where people would throw litter and perves would hang out and leer. Smith Cove seemed like a much nicer and safer place after that. I don’t remember hurricane Ivan destroying so many trees, but there were no leaves left on anything. Hurricane Ivan’s signature was nothing green shall remain.

Today was my 2nd day of waking up at 4:55 instead of 4:20. I seem short on time this morning, obviously, it doesn’t seem to be unmanageable, so far. And it feels good to just sleep a little bit later. By the end of the week waking up at 4:20 I would consider going to the doctor to find out what was wrong with me. Not enough sleep!

Have a wonderful day!

Save some get rid of some

The yard cleanup is progressing, closer to done, clean up some cactus palm fronds and little sticks.

I’m trying to save the plants below. They came off their tree. There’s two buckets, one plant seems to be doing well, the other, not so well.

Trying to save

The branch below was huge, a third of the tree. The limbs covered a large area of the yard.

Big part of tree, gone

I’m trying to save the Jamaica Apple Tree, I made a tripod and stood it back up.

quite proud of my tripod.

I really need to rebuild the carb on my generator, which wouldn’t start when I needed it.

It’s a nice day, but hazy from some Sahara dust blowing over.

Have a great week!

Back to normal?

It’s back to work today for me. I’m going to request some vacation time because I need to clean up the yard and do a lot of work after Hurricane Grace. It might not have been a hurricane when it got here, but it was one when it left.

I have a lot of cleaning up to do, tree branch removal and general clean up of the yard. My paint locker blew off the porch and all the paint and gas cans were submerged underwater and they have to be gone through to see what’s good and what’s not good. Plus the paint locker itself must be repaired or replaced. There is too much to list here. And, work has been pressuring me to use up some of my vacation so yeay!

Sun’s out, let’s dry up some of this stuff and get ready for the next one!

Have a productive day.


Hurricane Grace

It’s blowing pretty hard right now. It’s loud and noisy, things banging around outside. I took the above video about a half hour ago, about 6:15 AM

If it’s actually a hurricane, It’s category one. But we had a couple of very strong gusts a little while ago reminding me of Hurricane Ivan..

Water and power are off. Power went off about 5 till 6, water about 6:20.

All good here. But I wish there was power for coffee.

8:07 AM update.

Seems like the wind is coming from the south now, instead of the east. Lots of damage in the yard, none to the house or fence, so far.

UPDATE: 11:22 AM: Still blowing and raining hard, but easing up. Still no power or city water, but I needed coffee.

Best cuppa coffee ever!

I’m supposed to be at work at noon, that’s not gonna happen.

Hurricane Danny


Hurricane Danny is out there, no one else here seems to be worried about it yet but me. I guess he’s still pretty far out, but within the next couple of days, Cayman may  be “in the cone”. I feel like we should start getting ready. Ya know, beat the rush…. Danny is supposed to weaken to a tropical storm from a hurricane in the next couple of days, maybe we’ll get some rain and I can wear my new raincoat!

It’s Friday, I’m not as excited about it as I thought I would be all week. Maybe the realization hasn’t sunk in yet because it was a short week for me.

I feel tired this morning, I woke up at 4, an hour early, and couldn’t get back to sleep.

I haven’t checked the local weather yet, and don’t know it it’s car or scooter today… We’ll see.

Have a great weekend!