Thursday, September 22, 2005

Last Day of Summer

Today is the last day of summer. This means nothing in Jamaica. It is always summer here. In fact the only season of any importance is Hurricane Season (and perhaps Tourist Season which would be Non-Hurricane Season). For those who don't know Hurricane Season runs from June 1 to November 30. So far this year there have been 17 named storms. The record is 21 in 1933. This could turn out to be a record breaking year. I have a hunch that we will see another one come to Jamaica before the season ends. We got very lucky and switched places with Dennis when we were coming here - we came the day after it hit Jamaica as it was heading towards Florida. We were here during Emily but did not feel any effects as there was no direct hit to the island and mainly effected the eastern end of the island. It is very surreal watching the "International News" and hearing about places so familiar being hit by disaster. We watch the CNN evening news broadcast on the Jamaican station each night and we usually listen to the BBC or the VOA on the radio in the morning. I can't even imagine what it would feel like to be in the states right now. I don't think I will mind trading in Hurricane season for a more pleasant season like spring or fall. -Kaelyn

1 comment:

Missie said...

You are the lucky ones in Jamaica. Yes, it is starting to get cold again. Last night I had to take out the blanket. Fall is starting off with a bang.

I do miss Jamaica. It's been a few years since I've migrated from Jamaica.

Let's keep in touch. Perhaps you can tell me about all the things I'm missing in Jamaica.

BTW, please feel free to check out http://www.iriepeople.com, my Jamaica project.