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  • From: "Harry Hallstrom" <lemongrass AT caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 14:56:09 -0400
Rain, Rain, & more rain........
The cisterns are full, the grass is green, the tourists are hunkered down reading a book.
More rain & clouds then sun these last few days.
Report from H. Hallstrom
Lemongrass House ~ Fern Hill Estate
Jessups, St. Thomas Parish
Nevis, West Indies


- Deadly Serious!
  • From: Crane Peter <pcrane AT caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2002 22:46:22 -0300
I have just finished reading (and laughing at) Miss Mermaid's
contribution dated 20 October.
VERY, VERY funny.
And the photograph is a HOOT!
MANY thanks, Miss Mermaid.

But, but, but ...
Nude sun bathing (particularly on the beach or in a boat) in the 
tropics is EXTRAORDINARILY dangerous!
Beautiful people with melanomas are not so beautiful!

So, to all you holiday makers in the Caribbean:-
The sun is LOVELY.
Enjoy it.  That is probably why you came.
But don't abuse your skin, PLEASE!

Prof. Peter 'What a Bummer' Crane

- Dengue Fever
  • From: Crane Peter <pcrane AT caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 17:28:38 -0300
Dear Peeps,
Penny & Keith (Grenada) ask if any of the correspondents 
have Dengue fever on 'their' island.

Dengue is very rare (but not ENTIRELY unknown) on Nevis.
I believe that we had a couple of cases a year ago.

I did read up on it and, if I am not as confused as I 
usually am, there are four serotypes that can cause 
Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever and they are creatively known
as DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3 and DEN-4, but severe disease 
appears to be more commonly associated with DEN-2 and DEN-3. 
How can you tell which is which?  Dunno!!

If you visit Grenada you MUST try the food at the
Gallery Bar & Grill.  I am reliably informed (by Penny)
that the food there is outstanding.
But she WOULD say that, wouldn't she?
However, Penny & Keith are lovely people and you really
should check them out!
Mention my name and they might give you extra special treatment.

Prof. Peter 'Feeling Flushed' Crane
What is extra special treatment?
They will give you a knife and fork!!

- Lenny Junior?
  • From: Crane Peter <pcrane AT caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2002 22:18:05 -0300
Hey, do you see what I see?
Around 12N 77W?

Lenny looked like that!
Didn't it?

Can't be, can it?  Nah.

Prof. Peter 'Alarmist' Crane

- Seriously, though ...
  • From: Crane Peter <pcrane AT caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 08:55:43 -0300
I was thinking ...
Maybe my contributions might be a little whimsical.
Possibly you just want the facts.

A weak tropical wave passed over the island, last night.
Rain started to fall at 2247 hrs, local time.
1.082317 cms of rain was recorded at the North end of the house.
High level lightning was observed at an average of 
     38 seconds between strikes and with a skewed poisson distribution.
Winds were light and inoffensive.

Prof. Peter 'Serious' Crane
You just got the facts this time
Statistics - right on the dime.
You wanted it factual,
Humourless and actual,
Without a hint of a rhyme?

- Waves of Uncertainty
  • From: Crane Peter <pcrane AT caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2002 17:01:59 -0300
As I type this a Tropical Wave is passing.
Or maybe it has already passed...
... or was have passing ...
... or did had passed ...

Anyway, we got quite a bit of rain - over 1 cm.
Not much wind - but a lot of thunder.

We have a swarm of bees in one of our lime trees!
What should I do about it?
It is about 2 feet long and about 10 inches across.

Prof. Peter 'Buzz-Buzz' Crane

- Another Dismal Day
  • From: Crane Peter <pcrane AT caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 15:47:04 -0300
Here on the tropical island of Nevis it feels just
like ANOTHER dismal English Summer's Day.
It almost feels cold!
Could I please have steak 'n kidney pie with chips?
Treacle pudding for afters would be nice.

The sky is still grey - but not quite as much.
The winds were stronger and gustier but have calmed a bit, now.
We got lots of lovely rain all morning.
We only got a centimeter (whatever THAT is) of rain, yesterday.
The thunder is much less frequent and intense, now.

Oh, our fridge-freezer broke yesterday.
I knew that you would want to know.

Prof. Peter 'Cool Dude' Crane

- An English Summer's Day
  • From: Crane Peter <pcrane AT caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 16:12:10 -0300
Here on the tropical island of Nevis it feels just
like an English Summer's Day.

Grey skies, gusty winds, an occasional rain shower,
the odd crack of thunder - LOVELY!
All I need now is a plate of bangers and mash, followed
by rhubarb pie and custard to make my life replete.

Oh, by the way, did you hear that Gert has had twins??
I just did and, old gossip that I am, I wonder if he has
named them after storms (Luis and Marilyn?) or just gave 
'em numbers - Baby#1 and Baby#2.

Prof. Peter 'Babble-mouth' Crane

- Hi Lily, Hi Lily, Hi Looooo
  • From: Crane Peter <pcrane AT caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 15:57:57 -0300
Any oldies out there who remember THAT song?

Looks like TD#13 is still heading towards us.
But it isn't strengthening as fast as was feared.
It is also moving faster over the waves than it was.
Those are two good signs.

I was ASTONISHED at the number of complaints that I 
received about my use of the word 'honimuss'.
That's how many.

OK, I promise never to misuse the Hinglish language again.

Prof. Peter 'Worizzit' Crane

- Aaaaaaaah
  • From: Crane Peter <pcrane AT caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2002 23:03:23 -0300
Hello, Hello, Hello.

It's me again!
Now, up to now I had nothing to say and, as you know, I'm 
not known for my verbosity.
OK, I'm not know at ALL.

But TD#13 is looking a wee bit honimuss!

Get out your check-lists, folks.

Prof. Peter 'Eyes-Right' Crane

- Pennies from Heaven
  • From: Crane Peter <pcrane AT caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 12:02:30 -0400
A Tropical Wave passed last night.
3 inches of MUCH NEEDED rain.
Lots of thunder and lightning.

The grass is already turning green (and high and thick).
My cup runneth over.
So does our rain-water cistern - Hooray.

Welcome, one-and-all, to the new hurricane season.

Prof. Peter 'Hot and Sticky' Crane

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