A cold front here in Eleuthera this week……

Home from a very tiring day for both of them !

There is a cold front here in Eleuthera this week and plenty of cool gusty wind as well. You may think – well that’s not much like news but it is the knock on effect of this type of weather here that is what affects things. You may remember I said I was going to write about La Bougainvillea this week – but as it is outdoor dining it has been closed since Sunday – so you will have to wait another week – and me as well ! However I have heard from a couple of people that have been there and it sounds very promising ……

That's my growing boy ....
That’s my growing boy ….

The boat came in from Fort Lauderdale at the weekend but couldn’t be unloaded until Tuesday as the sea was so rough ! Temperatures are around the middle to high sixties – I know that sounds a bit pathetic but remember we are used to a lot higher ! – and the winds are gusting at up to 30 mph. So all in all it is worth seeing people walking around in woolly hats and fleeces. The tourists are still wearing shorts and t shirts because they are used to much colder weather……

And you should have seen my hair !
And you should have seen my hair !

French Leave Beach where I walk Rudge everyday looks so different when the weather is like this – the tide is very high and the sand very squishy – not great for walking on but Rudge runs and plays like nothing is different at all. There have been a few dead fish washed up which he always manages to find and devour if I can’t get them away from him – yes as disgusting as it sounds – the smell on him is not the best ever !

French Leave looking a bit sad and lonely .....
French Leave looking a bit sad and lonely …..

For those of you who are visiting the island as well as those of you who spend longer periods of time here I want to flag up a new telephone service. It is called ALIV – and I have bought a couple of the phones to put in our rental houses. For $50 you can get a 30 day service with data and talk and text facility.  You get free calls to the US and Canada as well…I think that for us the 30 day plan is ideal because of course you can use the phone as a hotspot for wi-fi as well.  Very useful if the other options are not available for some reason. There is also a 7 day option for people who are just visiting for a short time. You can also purchase a simcard to put in your own phone as long as it is unlocked of course…..

Here is a link to their website – https://www.bealiv.com

At the moment they don’t have an office – but they have a mobile vehicle that travels the island as well as a desk outside First Caribbean Bank right here in Governors Harbour. The girls there are super helpful and have helped me through some of the pathetic difficulties I have getting used to the phone !

French Leave Beach in all it's glory .....
French Leave Beach in all it’s glory ….. I needed to be reminded that it will be back looking like this in just a few days…..

So there we have it – a blog about cool weather and a new telephone service !

All sounds a bit gloomy this week so here is a picture from new year's Eve that is nice and cheerful !
All sounds a bit gloomy this week so here is a picture from New Year’s Eve that is nice and cheerful  with good friends…..

8 thoughts on “A cold front here in Eleuthera this week……

  1. Thank you, always! Love, love your blogs! Change is good! I am wondering where the New Years Eve photo was taken? Camilla Ross

    1. It is taken a La Bougainvillea – just south of Governors Harbour on the Banks Road – further south than Tippy’s….. Thanks Camilla – hopefully the replies are getting through ?

  2. Kathy,

    We are loving your blog! I read it every week. Sorry we missed you last week. It was a very quick visit. LaBougainvillea was excellent for dinner Saturday night.

    Sylvia

  3. Kathy,

    We are loving your blog! I read it every week. Sorry we missed you last week. It was a very quick visit. LaBougainvillea was excellent for dinner Saturday night.

  4. What a couple of slugs, asleep in the chair and his partner in crime on the on the floor. Having a heat wave here 34 degrees, no snow. Your blogs are wonderful! See you soon, can not wait. GO TATE’S!

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