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Turquoise Water – Not

  Ah transparent turquoise water blended in an azure sea, framed by palm lined, white sand beaches, crystal sky, and a warm tropical sun. It’s a magical, delightful, intoxicating image and experience. But in the subtropics, the ocean isn’t alway this way. Today, it’s everything it shouldn’t be, cold, dark, opaque, foreboding, and ugly. Not […]

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Manatee Time

Well, our annual two days of winter have arrived. Highest temperatures will be in the 50s, lows are in the low 30s. Infrequently, the lowest temperatures dip into the upper 20s. This year it’s forecast to be an exceptionally cold one. For those adjusted to usual 80 degree subtropical temperatures, that cold. I’m one of […]

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Hurricane Lessons – 2017

The 2017 hurricane season is officially over. And that’s good because it’s been a tough one. I’ve been lucky. Whew! 2016 Season Lessons 2016 was my first real encounter with a major hurricane, Hurricane Matthew. Five days out, it was initially projected to be a category 4 to 5 storm with it’s track coming right […]

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After Hurricane Matthew

The hurricane shutters are off. The streets are clear of debris. Things are returning to normal after hurricane Matthew passed by. But the ocean is another story. Except for one day, the ocean remains a mess: the water is murky it has a greenish-gray color the waves are rough, confused and jumbled The beach looks […]

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