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- Carnival Children's Parade TodayEmailing: IMG_0383
  • By "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 09:22:51 -0400

Good Morning Islanders,
Today is the Carnival Children's Parade and it is about 5 degrees cooler this morning than yesterday
morning.  There is a little breeze in the treetops and we are hoping for a stronger breeze down the
parade route.
This picture shows our famous steel pan band called  THE RISING STARS, they are teenagers
playing pan and practicing many times a week all year long to be just right for Carnival time.
Notice the double decker platform on flatbeds pulled by the big trucks.
I learned to play the double tenor pan a few years back and Carnival always reminds me to
get back to practice, practice, practice. 
Steel pan music makes me cry, and I don't know why? 
"Bring some rain and wind our way"  is the chant for today.
Jane Higgins
St Thomas US Virgin Islands

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  • By "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 13:35:20 -0400
The residents and guests in Virgin Gorda have no way to respond to medical and family emergencies quickly.
Thanks in advance for your support. 
Please help us collect more signatures.    Please sign and return to candypcooke at gmail.com

Petition For Virgin Gorda Airport To Be Open                        4/15-4/29,2010           

1.     Candy Cooke, Virgin Gorda

2.     Julia Donovan, Virgin Gorda

3.     Jacki Auer, Virgin Gorda

4.     Margaret Walsh, VG Home Owner

5.     Stephen Walsh, VG Home Owner

6.     Thomas Smyth, VG Villa Guest

7.     Kimberly Pellegri, VG Villa Guest

8.     Amy Smyth, VG Villa Guest

9.     Vincent Pellegri, VG Villa Guest

10. Mark Smyth, VG Villa Guest

11. Cynthia Smyth, VG Villa Guest

12. Barry Dunn, VG Villa Guest

13. Martin Galvin, VG Villa Guest

14. Lily Carr, Virgin Gorda

15. Alex Yates, Virgin Gorda

16. Susan Ogden

17. Dan Ogden

18. Milton Carrow, Seascape Villa at Leverick Bay, VG

19. Yvonne Whyte, Leverick Bay, VG

20. David Whyte, Leverick Bay, VG

21. Bryan Oldham, Miami, FL

22. Suzanne Gary, Orlando, FL

23. Lyrena Gary, Orlando, FL

24. Barbara Craig, Ann Arbor, MI

25. Scott Cooke, Orlando, FL

26. Betty Handschumacher, Virgin Gorda

27. John Dobson, Virgin Gorda & Big Sky, Montana

28. Nici Singletary, Virgin Gorda & Big Sky, Montana

29. Bill Smith, Hampton, Virginia

30. Judith Smith, Hampton, Virginia

31. Ramona VanSteinburg, Virgin Gorda

32. Garry Potter, Virgin Gorda

33. Barbara Potter, Virgin Gorda

34. Jacqueline Mitchell, Home Owner, Virgin Gorda

35. Ron Middleton, Home Owner, Virgin Gorda

36. William T. Harris – yearly visitor to VG

37. Peggy Harris – yearly visitor to VG

38. Monica Willis, Leverick Bay

39. Joan Soncini, Nail Bay, VG

40. Mario Soncini, Nail Bay, VG

41. Giorgio Paradisi, Virgin Gorda

42. Elisabetta Paradisi, Virgin Gorda

43. Bridget Arik,  UK

44. Hasan Arik, UK

45. Joleen Kabel, Virgin Gorda

46. Guenter Kabel, Virgin Gorda

47. Allan Beaulieu

48. Emily Fletcher, Virgin Gorda

49. The Vogt Family, Northford, CT  (Frequent Visitors to VG)

50. Steve Schuren, USA

51. Cathy Schuren, USA

52. Bob Coyne

53. Connie Lais, Plano IL & Old Yard Village/VG

54. Bianca Urwin, Leverick Bay, Virgin Gorda

55. Ana Stephens, Virgin Gorda

56. Charles Peaker (Pilot), Virgin Gorda

57. Bernadette George – Villa Manager, Virgin Gorda

58. Gordon Overing, Necker Island

59. Nathalie Gingras, Necker Island

60. Sir Richard Branson, Necker Island

61. Michael M. Doyle

62. Patricia A. Doyle

63. David Lindman

64. Martha Lindman

65. Theresa Hedleston – Home Owner

66. Jim Hedleston – Home Owner

67. Kathleen Harshberger, Virgin Gorda

68. Bruce Cleland, Baltimore & Virgin Gorda

69. Angus Rae

70. Ann Rae

71. Craig Marthinsen, Virgin Gorda

72. Russ Pringle

73. Carolyn Pringle

74. Graham Worsfold, Virgin Gorda

75. Mike Foster, Virgin Gorda

76. Soren Kofoed

77. Helen Kofoed

78. Cheryl Durrua

79. Fred Walstrom

80. Marty Walstrom

81. Cheryl Bard, Virgin Gorda

82. David Lenaburg, Virgin Gorda

83. Lyndsey Hill

84. Anjie Koopersmith, Frequent Visitor to VG

85. Germaine Frits

86. Ben Rogan

87. Inti Santos

88. Jumrurn Ruangjun

89. Sumalee Ruangjun

90. Brian MacDonald

91. Marion MacDonald

92. Sarah MacDonald

93. Andrew Buckle

94. Robert MacDonald

95. Lynne Carvette

96. Tony Carvette

97. Sue McCarthy

98. John McCarthy

99. Kim Spruance, Bradenton, FL

100.  Lew Spruance, Bradenton, FL

101.     Hudson McGee, Alexandria, VA

102.     Gina McGee, Alexandria, VA

103.     Grey Tyler, Frederick, MD

104.     Lisa Tyler, Frederick, MD

105.     Chandra Tyler, Frederick, MD

106.     Miranda Tyler, Frederick, MD

107.     Bob Baird, Middletown, MD

108.     Amy Baird, Middletown, MD

109.     Ron Churchey, Boonsboro, MD

110.     Wynn Churchey, Boonsboro, MD

111.     Megan Churchey, Boonsboro, MD

112.     Scott Baker, Boonsboro, MD

113.     Blair Baker, Boonsboro, MD

114.     John Miner, Hagerstown, MD

115.     Betty Miner, Hagerstown, MD

116.     Tracy Miner, Hagerstown, MD

117.     Joshua Higman, Greencastle, PA

118.     Arthur Babson, Virgin Gorda

119.     Susan Babson, Virgin Gorda

120.     Colin Haddock, Virgin Gorda

121.     Germaine Fritz

122.     Melissa Jacanin

123.     Jim Jacanin

124.     Wendy Landry, Home Owner, Virgin Gorda

125.     Sharlene Thomas, Virgin Gorda

126.     Barry Bakner

127.     Sylvia Bakner

128.     John Kohler, Harbor Springs, Michigan

129.     Dawn Hansen, Harbor Springs, Michigan

130.     Kathleen Harshberger, Virgin Gorda

131.     Barb Yocum

132.     Tom Yocum

133.     Caroline Johnson

134.     Sean Johnson

135.     Julie McCarthy

136.     John McCarthy III

137.     Nelson W. Tyler, Sr.

138.     Patricia A. Tyler

139.     Mike Keeling, Virgin Gorda

140.     Jenny Bruce, Virgin Gorda

141.     Hudson McGee, Alexandria, VA

142.     Gina McGee, Alexandria, VA

143.     Jane Higgins, St. Thomas, VI

144.     Jay Lammering, Pilot & Aviaton Mechanic, St. Thomas VI

145.     Lori Emery, St. Thomas , VI

146.     Ana Stephens, Virgin Gorda


Comments From Some of The Signed Petitioners:

Like others, the airport here on VG was a major consideration in buying here, as a way off the island in a possible medical emergency.  We feel a bit cheated by it all.

In addition to Mrs. Cooke's statement please consider the possible need for a major evacuation re: earthquake; fire on land or marina; costs of 1 day RT to San Juan for parts, supplies, medical, etc.. Plus transport costs to / from Beef Is.+ now $30 departure  dep.tax are hurting all.

Thanks for helping to pull this together...there are a lot of folks that are really upset, put out and are thinking of trying a new place next year because of the harassment they received upon arrival..

In support of the petition to keep VG Airport open, I wanted to confirm our view and hopes that this can be turned around.   This decision clearly will render financial impact to business owners, homeowners, and the BVI government, based on diminished tax revenue created by many visitors who depend on this airport for entry and exit from the BVI.  As Sharlene indicates, even medivac options from VG are also eliminated by this decision.   It is our opinion that this is detrimental to the wellbeing of Virgin Gorda in many ways, and the closure of the facility without a pre-announced plan is misguided.   We are hereby appealing to the government of the BVI, on behalf of visitors and belongers in the BVI, to reconsider this decision and to put a plan together to enable ongoing inbound/outbound flights as soon as possible to protect the financial interests of islanders, belongers and nonbelongers alike.    Signed: Barry & Sylvia Bakner

  • By "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 13:19:02 -0400
When I hear my airplane mechanic husband say to another one in Puerto Rico "we better
get ready early this year", I know he doesn't want to really say the "H" word, but with
the heat we are experiencing and the moisture coming off of W.Africa already, I think it
would be wise to push all your lists, plans and preparedness up a month.  My July 1 list
will become my June 1 list.  Don't count on luck when you are not ready.     
We are looking for a hurricane proof mesh material to tie down around and near our solar
battery bank and inverter.  If any of you readers out there have used that material and feel
it is viable please email me your sources. 
It is so so hot, much like September, there was a tiny breeze on the waterfront yesterday
for Food Fair, and we are hoping for any kind of break in the heat tonight or tomorrow
morning for the Carnival Children's Parade tomorrow.  There is one troop that wears
velvet robes with hoods every year and I just can't understand how those kids survive
the long tramp  down our main street dressed like that. 
The guava berry tart went down well with blossom tea this morning.  The Food Fair
tarts are the best treat of all.  Also tasted and bought some gooseberries in chocolate
sauce for some future waist expansion plan.  
Meanwhile, we continue to support  our local group working for Haiti's
medical services.  See   www.usvihaitianrelief.org   and join us any Tuesday afternoon
from 2-4pm for our wind down dance with DJ Royal Janet at Jumbie's BBQ Joint on
the Crown Bay ship dock.  Any contribution you give to this organization will go
directly to the folks that fly medical supplies and volunteer their skills on an on-going
basis out of the US Virgin Islands. 
Jane Higgins on the steamy, still Northwest Side
of Fortuna
on the island of
ST THOMAS US Virgin Islands.  
jhigginswear at islands.vi

- It's Carnival Baby!Emailing: IMG_0507
  • By "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 08:43:56 -0400

Good Morning to all the hot and sweaty folks in the Virgin Islands.  It's Carnival Time and
our heat index is about 91 degrees this morning.  Around 1pm yesterday the sahara dust
slid  in, the air is dewy dust , we cannot see the horizon or the tiny islands in our view
on the northwest side of St Thomas. 
Today is FOOD FAIR; families set up tables in town with homemade and preserved foods;
 fantastic fruit tarts, salsas, hot sauces, fish dinners,local  veggies and home
brewed intoxicants.  We will have parades for the rest of the week and fireworks over
the harbor on Saturday night.  Work is at a standstill and partying goes on full blast. 
Flying fish dinner is my top priority. 
We hope for rain or wind or something to move this thick soup of haze away. Have fun,
and be safe.   

Jane Higgins
Fortuna St Thomas
US Virgin Islands

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  • By "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 17:00:27 -0400
At last, the drippy,soggy, hot, boggy, dewy days are over.  We have had at least
3 1/2 " of rain in Fortuna on West End of St Thomas today and hoping for more.
The last few days have been the hottest humid days in recent experience.
Puddles everywhere, and lots of happy botanicals. Hoping it cools down abit.
Jane Higgins
Estate Fortuna
West End St Thomas,
US Virgin Islands

- Applause for RAIN, remember HAITI
  • By "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 09:19:40 -0400
Good Morning,
Listening to the  tapping  on the roof and the slow drip drip into the cistern
has been much missed lately in St. Thomas.  Over the last few days we've had a 1/4"
here and there, and this morning since dawn we've had at least another 1/2" of rain. 
The map shows more coming and the trees are reaching  for it.  The birds are bathing
The rains lift us up in the Virgin Islands, but create a potential tragedy for those
homeless in Haiti. We must never forget the struggle that the surviving Haitians go
thru everyday to meet basic needs.   
Go to   www.usvihaitianrelief.org    , join us in our efforts.  If you are in St Thomas stop
by on Tuesday afternoons from 2-4pm for a dance (DJ "Royal" Janet Reiter) and a drink
and make a contribution, we'll be at Jumbies BBQ Joint on the Crown Bay Dock hosting
the largest cruise ship in the world, Royal Caribbean's OASIS of the Seas.  The Oasis 
calls on Labadee, Haiti every week and on St Thomas every Tuesday.  Gathering at
Jumbies is an effort to remind  the thousands of guests and residents here that Haiti's
challenges are  on-going.  
The ripening tomatoes are making for great BLTs, and new lettuces are up, the herb garden
is splendid  and  orchids are popping.  Rain, rain, rain some more in Fortuna,
We are the lucky ones for sure.
Jane Higgins , West End, Fortuna
St Thomas, US Virgin Islands.  
jhigginswear at islands.vi

- Iguana Days, Getting Ready and Helping Haiti
  • By "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 11:15:12 -0400

 It is the dry  and the bush critters  are moving in. This iguana came for a
visit on the pool deck yesterday and stayed  for nearly an hour.  Had to shoo the dogs and
cats inside and close up the shutter doors to make sure he didn't come in the house.  Having an
iguana in the house is not good (we've had that experience).  He swam across the pool 2 times
and then did some sunbathing on the  edge.  After much noisemaking to keep him moving
he  slipped back over the side to the 30 foot drop  to the bush.
The plant in the upper right hand corner is a pineapple with 3 fruits coming on in different stages, 
surrounded by  lime trees,  fruit salad soon come. The tomatoes are loaded with clumps of 
red cherries; the iguanas, lizards and birds love them; so we try to be the first to eat them. 
Our  downtown waterfront yesterday was the place to see the Rolex Regatta racers do their
turnaround for the first day of the 3 day event, all classes of yachts were getting  good wind from
every direction; a perfect day for sail racing.  Next month Carnival events will enrich the island.  
Hurricane readiness begins June 1, and this year we have to make sure our new solar
system is well protected.  We can't stay lucky in weather forever. 
Luck did arrive just now in the form of gentle showers much needed, hoping this keeps up for a while.
A tireless US Virgin Islands group of medical personnel and volunteers have been working  to save
lives in Haiti since the earthquake in January. It will be take many years of support from Caribbean
neighbors and the world to match Haiti's infrastructure to the  strength of their surviving people.  Please
support   USVI HAITIAN RELIEF  , visit  www.usvihaitianrelief.org   to learn more about  their mission. 
Donating to those that  can deliver directly to  the hospital assures  that 100% of your gift will help
answer the overwhelming need.  
A strong earthquake centered 8km below us anywhere in the Caribbean would leave us in the same situation,
we cannot forget Haiti ever again.  Let us  prepare ourselves for catastrophic events by being our
neighbor's keepers. 
Jane Higgins
from the Northwest Side
 Fortuna, St Thomas
United States Virgin Islands

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- GOING SOLAR Emailing: IMG_0913
  • By "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2009 13:46:00 -0500

The seas are wild and the safe boater is moored up, tucked in  and relaxing at the beach bar now. 
Gigantic swells have taken their toll on watercraft and some swimmers, be careful out there.  The hazy
grey skies from the volcano may give us a blue moon tonight.  We are still warmer than most.
Our New Year's Resolution
We resolve to go solar and become more independent.  The tomatoes , herbs and peppers are looking good
and as pictured ,here are the latest 6 solar panels to add to the first 2 installed last year on our roof.
You can see our view of the Atlantic side of Northwest St Thomas.   It only takes 2 panels to run the swimming
pool and the newest  6 panels  run the washer/dryer,water pump and hot water heater.  Even on the greyest
rainy days the daylight is enough to move the solar pump on the pool. 
In the Caribbean; with built in cisterns in our homes and little or no use of air conditioning or any climate control
in our houses, we can be the leaders for the planet in independent living. 
Island dwellers have a greater  understanding of how rain, sun, and wind can lead us to living well without being
connected to a public utility.
Make 2010 your year to FREE UP your connections to the system. 

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- Ashy Sky
  • By "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 19:13:12 -0500
Good Evening,
Does anyone have a report directly from Montserrat that can be posted?
We hope all are safe.  The ash has wiped out our horizon.
Please keep us posted.
Jane Higgins
jhigginswear at islands.vi

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

- Puerto Rico Reports?
  • By "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 16:29:59 -0500
Please send some reports from Puerto Rico, we are concerned about
your hills, land, sea and airports? 
Jane Higgins
jhigginswear at islands.vi

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

  • By "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 16:22:27 -0500
Good Afternoon,
I'll try to rush this message in before the next deluge comes up and knocks the power out again.
Our airport terminal had a mud slide thru it and we are guessing that the power company turned off our power out
here in the rain forest so they could use more power in town to clean up the airport.  We had a few long flight delays
We had loads of thunder boomers all night and rain west to east, around 4 a.m. it started to rain hard enough to wake
me up to do  a window check.  By 7:30 a.m.  the power was out, and the pool was completely topped off.  The rain gauge
(wine bucket) looks like about 8 " plus! just from overnight, so we are in line with what Culebra received.  Will
go empty the bucket again for what appears to be the repeat backwash of more coming from the south and east.
The courtyard and surrounding hillside to the north had the mini Niagara falls going and we were able to download
allot of water into the cistern from the pool overfill via generator powering the sump pump. The power outage put
a stop to any office work and the phone line is full of static so even with power back up it creates havoc on the
office machines.  Yes, I STILL HAVE DIAL UP....are you laughing now?  but at least I know it takes electricity to flush
a toilet around here.  How many statesiders get the water and power connection? We are currently working on installing
our second set of 6 solar panels .  Our original 2 solar panels run the pool pump and it was a struggle for that
system to work today.  Within a month the powerless scenario will all change, can't wait!
The seedling tomatoes got a good hammering, hoping they perk  up, and I see strips of blue sky between the
puffy grays here.  The bird feeders were full at sun up so the little chirpers were thrilled to fly thru the deluge to
get their sweet fix. 
Now at last, enough water to pressure wash the mold that has built up with all this rain, it is a constant cycle.  If you
know of any good uses for mold, let me know.
Stay safe, dry , and check those batteries.
Jane Higgins
jhigginswear at islands.vi
Drenched in Fortuna on the West End of
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

  • By "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 08:03:59 -0500
Good Soggy Morning,
or is it evening already?   Daylight left about 10 minutes ago and now it looks like dusk, we are saturated
now with at least 2 inches of rain in the last 24 hrs.  The horizon just vanished over the sea and the rain
is swirling in from the north and west and then coming from the other direction next time around.
We were considering calling the water truck last week but now the pool is topped off and the bush
is emerald again.  The local radar shows a stormy morning but we'll see clearing later day hopefully.
The  downpour just began, we are all closed up with the fans going full blast, this just
may be 110% humidity. 
Once again I have to say how sad it is that our  neighbors keep their dogs on chains in unprotected areas
during weather like this.  Why have dogs if you don't care for them?
Stay safe and dry.
Jane Higgins
jhigginswear at islands.vi

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

  • By "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 12:14:21 -0500
I just drove home  from our cruise ship dock area called Havensight in town, thinking as I pulled
out the parking spot and looking toward the east and south that the sky was blackening up
fast. Literally within a few minutes as I drove along the waterfront with the sea to my south
the waves came up , the darkest clouds dropped, the ferry boat heading out to Tortola
rocked and rolled and the seaplane appeared to be taking off into a no visibility situation.
By the time I neared the airport I had wipers going full blast, bright lights on and watched
the familiar signs of circular winds , bush shrapnel flying and flags straight
sideways.  Up the hill to Fortuna with the choppy waves on my left and the hill to climb the
carwash started  and continued until rolling into my country lane.  It was an amazing set
of different weather settings in a 16 minute ride.  We have 4 cruise ships in today and
am hoping everyone looked up and made their own judgment about finding shelter.
There is plenty of lightening with this bluster and my canines are glad to see me home.
The radar shows  more coming later, looks like east to west is very confused and
the south side is sending some of it too.  Look up and sense the change,  you can feel the
temperature drop and the electricity fill the air.  Stay safe today and I would suggest that
the roiling sea is a reason to stick to the beach or the bar, as well as shopping, a great
entertainment in St Thomas.  November is still  storm season and the time
for us to fill up our cisterns.   
Fortuna , St Thomas

- Puerto Rico Oil Fire
  • By "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 08:40:20 -0400
Good Morning,
We have reports on CNN and NYTIMES that there is a huge oil tank fire in San Juan Bay, Puerto Rico.  Appears
that the FAA has cleared airspace in SAN JUAN, can the Puerto Rico writers please fill us in?  The story said
that 11 of 30 oil tanks are on fire, this report was written at 4:30 a.m., and just appeared on CNN.  Please advise
anything you know, thanks. 
We have a very hazy horizon and it is hot and slightly breezy.  We need rain and will need to check the cistern
today, missing our normal rainy season.
Jane Higgins
jhigginswear at islands.vi

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

  • By "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 17:51:39 -0400
Is it just me, or is everyone really HOT today?  The ash blew in and the horizon is
gone, the sea is striped between totally flat and a tiny chop.  My greedy side wants
air conditioning, and of course my practical side that writes the check to the electric
company says what a wimp I am! 
Morning was grand. Hoping for a clear day tomorrow.
Jane Higgins
jhigginswear at islands.vi

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

  • By "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2009 08:28:36 -0400
Good Morning Islanders,

Here is a fantastic sunset shot from Frank Bay ,St John sent to me by my friend Ruth
last night , it says goodbye  to September in the most brilliant way.
Skies are much clearer and the super hot temps earlier in the week are gone now.
Getting thru September with no scares is a rare treat.

We are hoping American Samoans wake to a better day today, the aftermath of the event must be challenging. If anyone has leads, news or ways for us to contribute to their recovery
please post.

Looking forward to fall days and re-starting the tomato garden now.

Jane Higgins
jhigginswear at islands.vi
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

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- Yesterday's WaterspoutEmailing: IMG_0780
  • From: "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 08:39:37 -0400

The weather is clear , crisp and it seems like late November.  We are so lucky to be this far into September
and not shaking in our boots. I shot this waterspout off my deck around 3pm yesterday, and further to the
right out of frame (this is looking North on Atlantic side) towards the East was a sailboat, not to far from
the action.  The spout hovered over the water for at least 15 minutes and clearly stirred up the sea.
Hoping for a little moisture from the wave coming up the island chain, but have to be careful what you
hope for in mid September.
Jane Higgins
Fortuna, St Thomas
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- Morning looking EastEmailing: IMG_0776
  • From: "Jane Higgins" <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Sep 2009 09:32:35 -0400

Here is how it looked at 5:30a.m.  looking towards the East from our courtyard.  We planted this pine tree when it was
5 ft tall in 2002, now it towers over us. 
Jane Higgins
Fortuna St Thomas
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