From the moment I opened my eyes, I heard the raindrops beating down....not a day to open up the windows, not even a tiny bit. Drab and grey, cold and wet, not my kind of day at all.
There were lots of gusty winds as well. Tropical Storm Isaac was passing farther north of the island, headed towards the Lesser Antilles, so we were experiencing some of the effects of the outer bands.
Dark, menacing clouds enveloped the Carnival Victory as it arrived in port.
I felt so sorry for the tourists aboard that ship. They had been looking forward to visiting the island and enjoying all it had to offer, including our famous sun, sea and sand......but not today......what a bummer.
Must have been a rough sea crossing too, for there were lots of squalls and choppy waves.
All aboard must have been very happy to cruise into port....what's that old saying..."Any port in a storm?"
Rain up north........rain down south...........everywhere.......... rain, rain, rain
There she goes..........Arrived in the rain.......departed in the rain
If I were a tourist, I would feel cheated. I'd want my money back.
Years ago, The Barbados Tourism Authority sponsored The Barbados Perfect Weather Guarantee for travel during May - December. They were so sure that perfect weather would prevail, that travelers were given cash back when the weather in Barbados was not perfect. Once the traveler had registered at no cost after purchasing their vacation package, they could participate. If the weather did not cooperate, they would receive $100.00 for every day the temperature fell below an average of 78 degrees Fahrenheit and an accumulation of more than a quarter-inch of rain.
Couldn't risk a promotion like that these days....the weather pattern worldwide has changed drastically, there is just no guarantee that the weather will be perfect for any given time......c'est la vie!!!