A cruise blog by an avid cruiser, follower of tropical weather, and resident of Florida's Space Coast. I write about cruise ships and ports, tropical weather, occasional tidbits of maritime history,and other nautical related topics.
A New Nassau Day
One of my favorite photos of Nassau Harbor - taken 4 or 5 years ago, at sunrise, with a disposable camera, from the top deck of the Sovereign of the Seas.
Some parents find walkie talkies, or two way radios, indispensable when they cruise with their teens or tweens. That way, there're aways able to keep tabs on their offspring on a huge cruise ship with a passenger count equal to the population of a small city.
Hurricane Epsilon (2005) from space. (NASA public domain photo)
Unbelievably, the beginning of the 2011 Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season is only 45 days away. This month, experts once again called for an above average season in terms of tropical activity, with a greater chance than last year of a US landfall.
HURRICANE SEASON for the Atlantic Basin: June 1 - November 30
Peak activity is usually August - October
Last year, Hurricane Alex didn't appear until almost the end of June. And, in 2007, Subtropical Storm Andrea was named on May 6! So, who knows when Arlene - the first name on this year's list - will arrive? No one, really.
The list of the names that will be used this year is the same list that was used for the hyperactive 2005 season, except for the FIVE names from that year that were retired. To see this years list, including the five new names, which ones they are replacing, and why, see Atlantic Basin 2011 Hurricane Names. Here's a hint: Hurricane Katrina.
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