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- Emailing: GOES-8 Satellite
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2003 12:09:30 -0400
What is that spinning (CCW) thing off the coast of North and South Carolina? A typhoon in the Pacific?
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- 2003 H. season
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2003 08:27:47 -0400
Reports say that Dr. Grey, the hurricane forecaster, should soon release his predictions for the 20003 hurricane season. It isn't expected to differ much from the December forecast of 12 storms, 8 named and 3 intense ones. (12-8-3) Lets hope for less than the 3.... Vernon 
 
link:   http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/      

- Fw: ceiba tree
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 13:09:26 -0400
Title:
 
 
  Years ago a old man lived in a hole on the backside of this very old ceiba tree. People would bring food and water and a doctor checked on him each month. I've asked some of the older people here and they assure me the story is true. I do believe them.
   I've become friends with a man that lives "the basic life" here in Vieques. Years ago I took the time and effort to speak with him and was surprised at how well informed and intelligent he is. He does bends his lifestyle enough to have lunch with us sometimes. Absolutely our gain.......  Besides a lovely old tree I think there's something about books and covers here too. Vernon
PS From St croix....
Hi Vernon. Here in St. Croix this tree is known as the kapok tree or silk cotton tree, or even 'monkey don't climb' because of its thorns on the trunk during its younger years. So, now you know that, too.
Elisabeth
 


- Emailing: A light on a pole, lights on a house and two white lines...., A little of everything.., Little house... little lights, Street lights
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 21:02:39 -0400
This is Christmas in Vieques..   I hope everyone can open and enjoy the photos.
Vernon

A light on a pole, lights on a house and two white lines.....JPG

A little of everything...JPG

Little house... little lights.JPG

Street lights.JPG

- Fw: A white line in the middle of the road
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 14:09:35 -0400
Title: A white line in the middle of the road
 
----- Original Message -----
To: Sent: Sunday, December 29, 2002 2:05 PM
Subject: Fw: A white line in the middle of the road


  

    A white line in the middle of the road??? How silly. We tried that here and had too many accidents. People tried to follow the white line and when someone came from the opposite way there would be a ďCrash boomĒ. That is if both drivers were able to keep driving on the white line. A difficult task since the roads turn every which way.

  So the mayor had both sides of the road painted with white lines. All you need to do is try to keep the car in between the two white lines. ( See photo) Next year the mayor will try to educate cows, horses and goats NOT to hang out between the two white lines. (people too)       

   In 2004 (an election year) he says he will start a rewards program for all the people that are able to drive their car inbetween the white lines, somewhat on the correct side of the road, with leaving some space for oncoming cars. They have to do this for a distance of thirty miles without failure. I see a small problem here. We donít have any road that long. In fact the island isnít that long. Plus all distances are measured in kilometers, not miles.

  Do you think this government official is fooling us?? Even if he is, the TWO white lines are pretty.

   Come visit the island with the TWO white lines. I think it may be more fun than a light on a pole that may not even exist. (photo please)

 

Vernon

Vieques

 

Oh yes! The weather is same every day..... just beautiful.


- Fw: Emailing: Gringo beach
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2002 19:39:12 -0400

Christmas day in Vieques.   "Who is that on our  beach this early in the AM... Santa???"
 
 
I hope for a peaceful new year and good fortune to all.
Vernon
 
PS. We have all kind of lights on houses here... but no "lights on a pole" for the cars, horses and goats....yet.  I needs to see a real life Foto of da ting fore I believe.

North beach.JPG

- Update
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 07:43:23 -0400
 7:22 AM    We are having a fantastic heavy rain. The clouds seem to be packed right to the horizon. It's great for the bananas, tomatoes, peppers and everything else that grows. The island will be a lush green for a week or so. 
    We now have a number of homes that have put up Christmas lights and we walk around in the evening amazed at the creativity and staggering amount of lights some homes have put up. They will get Staggering electric bill I suppose. Christmas is only for a month and a half each year so people enjoy it. A chance not to think about diets..... lots of good food and a little more drinking than usual. Coquito...local home made creamy punch... pasteles... Tasty plantain wrapped in plantain leaves.... "Lechon asado" a highly seasoned roast pig.....Rice pudding.....  None of it is "Lo-Cal".
   No one put up a "light on a pole". I don't think the idea is going to catch on here. Most people know when to go forward and stop their car...........most of the time. If there were a light on a pole that could get the cows, horses and goats to not use the roadways to do their "things" on it would be great. Post ideas please.
 
Merry Christmas- Happy holidays- Felicidades and don't fall off the bar stool. It hurts... really.
Vernon
Vieques
 

- Update
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2002 15:33:03 -0400
    We had a wonderful heavy rain very early this morning. Later I found this surprise in the garden.(see photo) Tourist are here now and I am spending more time now watching the ocean from my home.
    We are having a good mixture of rain and sun that's keeping everything fresh and cool. Seeing the rain come to you across the water at the same time the sun is shinning mesmerizes me.
Feliz Navidad
Vernon

Persian Rose.JPG

- Update
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2002 14:48:28 -0400
I forgot to mention....... Here in Vieques we are having wonderful weather with just enough rain at night to keep the island green. A beautiful beach day. Enjoy.......
Vernon
Vieques

- Update
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2002 11:31:23 -0400
Re: Birds of Antigua.
Hi Martha... Nice birds! Do you think they'll be ready for next Thanksgiving? My neighbor has a real good recipe.  In part.. Make a good fire from local charcoal. Take one light on a pole from Tortola........
     I really do enjoy this site.... please people, don't stop... and please take life as it is. Something to have fun with.
 Vernon    Vieques (a.k.a.   Isla Nena, Crab Island, Bieke and one name from Columbus I can't recall) 
From the island deprived of a pole on a light.. a light on a pole? a lite pole? (similar to a lite beer but a pole or a Pole from Poland)

- Update
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT ********.***>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 16:01:57 -0400
   Tortola gets all the good weird stuff. A pole on a light? A light on a pole? I don't know which.. I haven't seen a photo of it yet. And now they get the shakes. Probably the pole fell down and shook the island.
  Nothing happens in Vieques...We didn't even get any of yesterdays shakes. Just quiet with lots of sun during the day (not at night.. cost to much to keep it on) with a few clouds and nice light breezes. You can hear the tourists asking if the water is salt water and if the fish in it were tropicals. At night they ask how do we get all those little lights up there. That's easy. We use balloons.  
 
   Something will or may happen here. There was a rumor that the mayor was going to put up some red, green and yellow lights (probable some blue, white and other colors too). But only for Christmas time.
 
Serious for a moment..   Has any one been seeing more turtles than usual? We have been seeing many greens and hawksbills of mating size the past few weeks. Please let me know by email. Thanks
Vernon

- Update
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT ********.***>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 19:03:32 -0400
Something neat from the garden. Enjoy..  78 degrees and a beautiful sunset. No flash, green or otherwise.......
Vernon

Persian Rose.JPG

- Tortola
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT ********.***>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2002 07:56:36 -0400
Dear Miss mermaid; You speak of this light on a pole that is suppose to do things to the traffic (I also suppose automobile, human and animal traffic). How can the rest of us on other islands be sure your island has one of these things? How about a photo in your next post.   Vernon on an island that hasn't been blessed with a light on a pole.
 
ps.  What color are the lights? Do they change colors? Do they go on and off? Are they electric? Do they move? Are they a form of entertainment? Many questions...many questions. Please post a photo.

- Fw: Emailing: crowded beach
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT ********.***>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 14:07:49 -0400
Hurricane season is almost over and time to put away the storm panels. (Almost........ Lenny visited around November 17, 1999.)
 
  The weather here has been excellent, just enough rain with a good mix of sunshine and a right amount of gentle breezes.  We soon will bring out our winter blankets. (light blankets) Tourist are showing up and it looks like a good season coming. I'm happy to give up my place at the bar, beach and restaurant to these nice visitor$. It's always fun to watch them enjoying themselves.
    A few months from now we will enjoy getting our islands back for ourselves and start looking forward to the next Hurricane and Tourist season. We all hope that nothing bad happens, here or in the world, and that nothing of the "good stuff" changes very much.
Vernon 

crowded beach.jpg

- Update
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT ********.***>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 21:30:36 -0400
10-25-02  9:28PM local time. (AST)
Very still night. No stars. No dogs barking . No roosters crowing. No tourist yelling. No breeze. Just crickets and frogs. V.

- Emailing: index
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT ********.***>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 18:09:08 -0400
Dengue fever.  AKA "breakbone"
Vernon
Vieques
 
 
 
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- Update
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT ********.***>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 06:40:45 -0400
Rolling thunder, lightning and moderate to heavy rains for most of the night. 6:35 AM: Temp 71 F, Hum 80 %, gray skies and a steady rain.  A very pleasant change and we can use the rain.  vernon- Vieques

- Update
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT ********.***>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002 19:56:15 -0400
A very nice evening of moderate and light rain. I won't have to water the bananas tomorrow. 68 Humidity and 74 F (temp). vernon

- Update
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT ********.***>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 19:35:06 -0400
Photos.... Vieques PR. I am not sure how to send these photos in order for everyone to be able to view.  vernon

9-30-02 1030 am.JPG

10-01-02 1100 am.JPG

- Update
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT ********.***>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 18:43:26 -0400
   I have become slightly involved in a scientific project by the USGS center for coastal geology in St Augustine Fla. This morning, Monday September 30,2002, there was an metrological event around Vieques. The visibility dropped to about a mile. The smoke/mist/dust in the air was white and unusually thick. I took photos of it. Actually I took a photo of a mountain but it couldn't be seen. Except for heavy rain wand moonless nights the mountain is always visible. It wasn't raining and there were no brush fires.  I would appreciate comments from any one that saw this today. Please email vernon AT ********.***   I will share the photos as soon as things return to a more normal day and I can take another photo from the same spot for comparison.  
Soufrier (Monteserrat) has been active..How long? I don't know. Is this what we had today? I don't know.  
 
This is the URL for the project and should be of interest to everyone that live in the islands.  
 http://coastal..er.usgsgov/conferences/dust2001/     Search USGS, African dust, coral mortality  There's a ton of info on the 100 of million tons of dust that falls on us from Florida to South America
 
 
Thanks
Vernon

- Lilly
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT ********.***>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 09:00:19 -0400

Vieques, Puerto Rico

18.10 North 65 something West

0845 hour local (AST)

 

     It was a quiet night with cool breezes. A little rain, very little.

This AM the sky is a glaring white/gray. It hurts the eyes. A hilltop about 2 miles distance looks as though Iím looking at it through a screen. (like a light rain, except there is no rain). The sea looks relatively calm. (1/2 mile distance) Some white caps. Iíll take a walk down later to make sure itís still there.

   I get the feeling that there is something out there. I just donít know why I feel it. Iíve lived here since 1967 and have sensed most of the storms, except for Lenny. (I had no feeling for Lenny.)

Vernon.


- Lili
  • From: Gert van Dijken <gert AT vandijken.com>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 11:02:49 -0400 (EDT)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 21:54:00 -0400
From: vernon <vernon AT ********.***>
Resent-Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 01:18:53 -0400 (EDT)
Resent-From: Gert van Dijken <gobeach AT lauta.pair.com>

Vieques, Puerto Rico

18.10 North 65 something West

2150 hour local (AST)



Some rain and a little wind early this afternoon. At this moment 9:51 PM

It's quiet outside, just a slight breeze. The crickets and a few tree frogs are 
singing and the moon is hazy. I sense a different quiet. It could be because 
the air is damp (80 degrees temperature and 80% humidity inside my home.) and 
noise is slightly muffled.

  I've been watching satellite images of Lilly and I see it moving directly 
toward St. Croix and Vieques. I hope it's just my imagination.



Vernon


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