Today the weather prevailed. We were intending to go to the last area to explore: the Dickenson Beach area. Through out the night it rained off-and-on, at times torentially, and the pattern extended into daylight. The kids didn't feel like going with us so we let Hayley watch Cohen while we headed out to Dickenson and then the grocery to get some supplies.

 

We drove the length of the northwest coast and stopped at a few points along the beach, but never got in the water. The west coast has some brilliant turquoise water but not a lot in the way of shelter from the sun or wind. I could have gotten in the water, but Jenn "wasn't feeling it", so we went to St. Johns and picked up some groceries. Today I managed to navigate the city without trouble, so I think I am finally getting a hang of the layout.

 

I was hoping to catch the elusive, Monday-only arrival of the Airtran International (ATI) DC-8-63 Combi, but we just missed it. I did get a glimpse of the Condor 767-300 from Frankfurt from afar. I only have a few mondays left to capture them.

 

It appears that our weather has been the outlyihg effects of a "tropical wave". If the rain we got was the edge stuff, I can't imagine the full brunt of a storm like this. Here's the NOAA text:

 

 

A TROPICAL WAVE IN THE VICINITY OF THE LESSER ANTILLES IS PRODUCING DISORGANIZED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. UPPER-LEVEL WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN UNFAVORABLE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SYSTEM FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. REGARDLESS OF DEVELOPMENT...LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND GUSTY WINDS WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE LESSER ANTILLES DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO AS THE WAVE MOVES WESTWARD AT 15 TO 20 MPH INTO THE CARIBBEAN SEA. THERE IS A LOW CHANCE...LESS THAN 30 PERCENT...OF THIS SYSTEM BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.