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Caught between sea and sky

Saturday, August 31, 2019

A hurricane is approaching the Bahamas - Dorian. We are a series of island and the one I am on is surrounded by other islands, so unless the eye of the storm lines up just right we are usually caught by the outskirts of the storm - which can still be quite horrible. However, our sister islands - Abaco and Grand Bahama don't have any shelter and it is predicted that the eye will pass over if not very close to them - so they are under Hurricane Warning. The storm - Dorian is expected to pass around 4 am on Sunday. So we will all be windy and wet. Because we are low lying (flat) sea surges are expected. So the rains will come down and the sea will come up - the proverbial caught between a rock and hard place or the sea and the sky. It's all quite stressful.
Because 90% of our supplies are brought in by boat and the boat leaves from Florida, there will be no shipping until probably a week from Monday because Dorian is expected to visit FL after passing us. Hopefully, the wholesalers have stocked up and will have supplies on hand after the storm.
Right now it's overcast but no winds. The sea is rough but the white caps are not present. Electricity is still on. The calm before the storm. Things you concerned about is whether you have leaks - they will surface at the worst possible moment. The animals - those who reside outside - I'm gonna leave an door open upstairs so they can get in. Hopefully, the rain won't accept the invite. September is the most active followed by October in my opinion for hurricanes.
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