Friday, November 12, 2010


They say that St Croix has been hit worse than St Thomas or St John with the amount of rainfall we've had over the past few days.  The schools on St Croix are closed today while the other islands of the USVI are open.

This video was posted to YouTube on Wednesday, November 10, 2010. I wonder what it looks like now.

Yesterday we planned to walk up to the Pueblo supermarket at Golden Rock Shopping Center. When we got to the Christiansted dinghy dock we realized that the rain was coming towards us, so we high-tailled it (well, putt-putted) over to St Croix Marine and walked over to Schooner Bay Market while it was raining lightly.

It was really coming down while we were in the store and when we left, the streets were flowing with water. It let up for a bit, rained for a while in the afternoon, and then it rained all night. We have a couple of inches in the washtub I left outside, so I suppose the roads are even worse now.

From the St Croix Source (Yesterday's news... I hope they update soon):

Here's something I didn't know was in the works...

Smoking ban in effect; enforcement is delayed
By Aldeth Lewin, Daily News Staff
Published: November 10, 2010

ST. THOMAS — The new smoking ban goes into effect today, but the V.I. Health Department and the V.I. Licensing and Consumer Affairs Department will not enforce the new law for another three months.

The Smoke-Free Act prohibits smoking in any public place including restaurants, bars and all places of employment. Smoking still will be allowed on beaches, but not within 20 feet of concession stands, restaurants and other businesses located on the beach.  

Environmental Health officers will not issue citations until Feb. 10 so businesses will have more time to come into compliance with the new law, Health Commissioner Julia Sheen said in a statement issued Tuesday.  Read more...
Buffy & Willow are outside taking advantage of this break in the rain to be outdoors.  Willow loves lapping up rain drops once it stops raining.

Let's go fishing...