A bad hair day…
Oct 25th: It is getting distinctly breezy here, with winds as bad as any Irish gale. But Hurricane Sandy, now upgraded to a Category 2 hurricane, is still some 18 hours away and currently features average winds of 105mph with higher gusts. It may get even worse, they say.
So no fishing today, then.
More guests have made it in. Bahamasair even ran a plane out of Nassau at first light this morning and delivered the formidable and contrarian Mrs Mantle, who somehow talked her way onto the last plane in.
While we still have power and phones, the lines are buzzing and we are glued to the internet. It seems odd to see that Sandy is the lead news story on the BBC.
Non-technical guests have adjourned to the library (where “A Perfect Storm” and “Winnie the Poo and the Blustery Day” are current favorites). The air of gloom is more attributable to the fact that Arsenal lost at home last night than to any fears for personal safety.
We may go quiet for a while.