Invest 99 Update

 

 

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Latest Update 8-25-16

 

From Spaghetti models:

 

Shear is the enemy (for 99) right now… keeping upper convection blowing away from stacking over any center (as seen on this map). It is suppose to relax as 99 chugs WNW in next couple days. If shear models verify one obstacle will be gone (thus intensification chances increase). Timing puts 99 or whatever forms near southern Florida starting Sunday’ish. Everything on the tropics you need, want, and more on my site at www.spaghettimodels.com.

 

Latest Models

 

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Latest Update 8-23-16

 

Latest Models

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Tropical Tidbits

 

 

 

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NHC lowered 5-day chances to 50%. Guess it all depends how it hangs together the next few days as it tries to find better conditions closer to the Caribbean. Overall structure is there. Dry air is the enemy for now. Fiona and Invest 90 are both on the site too.

 

Invest 99 graphic:

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NHC lowered 5-day chances to 50%. Guess it all depends how it hangs together the next few days as it tries to find better conditions closer to the Caribbean. Overall structure is there. Dry air is the enemy for now. Fiona and Invest 90 are both on the site too

Big Hill Boxcart Derby 2015 Pictures and Video

The Big Hill Boxcart Derby 2015 edition was held on Nov 28 2015 in beautiful Hopetown, Abaco.  The weather was a windy sunny day on the big hill and the carts were flying down the hill like years past.  This year was the 17th annual derby and I promise you all you have to see it to believe it.  it is an amazing event. Great Juniors Division races. The Kids just love the Derby.

 

WE got great photos and video. See below:

 

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Hopetown School Turtle Trot Pictures 2015

View The Hopetown School Turtle Trot Pictures 2015 here.

 

The Hopetown Turtle Trot is held on Thanksgiving Thursday every year in Hopetown Abaco.  The Hopetown School comes out every year and hold races a one mile course for each of their age groups.  We wanted to share our photos from the 2015 edition.

 

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Turtle Trot 2015 Hopetown Abaco Results Photos

View the Turtle Trot 2015 In Hopetown Bahamas Results Photos.  Hopetown Turtle Trot 2015

Thanksgiving day 2015 in Hopetown, Abaco started out very blustery with an extreme high tide due to the recent full moon. Runners from all over the island converged onto the Hummingbird Gallery for the 8:00 am check in and the 8:30 am start.

 

The Runners and Walkers numbered into the hundreds and the entire scene was very high energy and festive. As the 8:30 am start approached the runners lined up on the starting line in front of the gallery.  The official starter blew the horn and the group took off on the route that takes them through Hopetown all the way around the north end of the island.

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L-R Top Female Nicole Barnes, Top Jr. JP Hughes, Top Male Rusty Heise

The top male runner was Rusty Heise from Connecticut with a time of 22:44. The Top female was Nicole Barnes of Perdido Key, FL with a time of 24:47 and the top Junior was John-Paul Hughes (son of Nicole Barnes) also form Perdido Key, FL with a time of 22:43.

 

Special Thanks go out to all of the Sponsors of the 2015 Turtle Trot.  HG Christie Realty, Abaco Family Medicine, Abaco Inn, The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Harbour’s Edge, Hummingbird Cottage Art Center, Hope Town Harbour Lodge, L.C. Hull and Co., Hope Town Inn and Marina, Elbow Cay Properties, Firefly Sunset Resort, Don and Sunny Meinhold, P.R.O.M.P.T., and Hope Town Primary School.

 

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El Faro Debris washing up on Abaco Bahamas Beaches

There seems to be El Faro Debris washing up on Abaco Bahamas Beaches.

 

First Let me say God Bless the Captain and Crew of the EL Faro.

 

We were on the Beaches of Abaco in late November and spent some time walking the beaches taking photos of the different items that had a “new” appearance. When I say new appearance what I mean is that most debris that washes up on Abaco’s Beaches has a very worn appearance and is typically the trash that a vessel has discarded. The following photos are all of items that all very new and many are still in retail wrappers.

 

Map of the area where the debris was photographed

Most of the photos were shot on the beaches between Abaco Inn and Seaspray Resort on Elbow Cay in the White Sound area.
 

I cannot find an online source of the cargo manifest of the El Faro. The first info I saw on the debris washing up was from this article in the Abaconian the Story is On Page 4.

 

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