11 June 2016

95 to 81

     It's 9:30 p.m. in Richmond on a Friday night and a weather app gives the local temperature as 95 degrees.
     The same weather app gives the local temperature of Bluefields - same night, same time - as 81.
     That means, because we've always got the breeze off the Caribbean, that False Bluff is a degree or two more comfortable even than Bluefields.

     Most everybody knows that it's warmer along the Caribbean in the winter.  That's why thousands of people flee snow and freezing temps for a few days or weeks somewhere in the Caribbean when January rolls around.  
     But I, for one, was surprised as hell to learn it's cooler in the Caribbean in the summer, at least in our part of the Caribbean:  in the 80s almost year round.