I think everyone will be posting about Matthew, but this is our view.
This morning we have winds and rain. The wind is pushing the rain sideways onto the deck so doors and windows are closed. When I say sideways, it is like someone is out there with a hose pointed at us.
View of the beach from our front deck at 6:30 am - the waves are rolling in.
The photos from the deck were not showing the true 'picture' so we decided to gear up and head to the beach. So at 8:00 am, coffees in hand, we braved the wind and rain and wandered down to take some photos.
The water has surrounded the coconut trees.
True beach front property.
Looking south along the beach.
They won't have to go so far to pick up the plastic in next week's clean up.
I would imagine we all have the same thing on our minds today... "Matthew". What is he going to do? Will he stay a Tropical Storm as predicted, or will he gather up strength and become that hurricane? We have decided to prepare as though he will become a hurricane.
Extra food, water, candles, we all know the drill, or at least we should know it.
This photo was taken just before 6:00 this morning, usually it is sunny and bright. I had to use night settings to get anything at all.
Same direction about 8:30 this morning, it was pouring rain. These photos are looking towards the direction that Matthew will come from, some days we can see Honduras.
You can see the rain bouncing off the neighbour's roof.
Now the wind has come up and we had to close the doors and windows as it was blowing the weather inside the house.
So far, it is just like a west coast Canada storm, but warmer. We will keep watch.
First, you have some live lobsters delivered to your door.
Second, you frantically Google for the best (and most humane) way to kill them. Agreement seems to head in the direction of putting them in the freezer where the inner core of their body is cooled to the point where they feel no pain. So that is what we did, put them all in the freezer.
Third, make sure you have a nice bottle of wine chilled in the fridge.
Take the chosen lobsters out of the freezer to defrost.
Make a potato salad.
Prepare a green salad, and prepare the lobsters for grilling.
Once that is done, you deserve a reward. Cocktails on the back deck catching some afternoon sun usually works for us.
After cocktails, you need to prepare the grill and get the coals just perfect, then you can put the prepared lobsters on.
Cooked to perfection.
A glass of wine and good company makes for a perfect dinner.