Hurricane Matthew is predicted to make a direct hit on the
by Thursday or maybe before. At the moment it’s a Category 4 hurricane off the
eastern tip of island of New Providence . Cuba
Our shutters are up and we have sufficient food and water to last a few days. I’ve charged my Kindle in case the power goes off, so at least I’ll be able to read (of course, I do also have a bookcase full of books, but I love my Kindle). And I added data to my phone, so I’ll be able to use the internet even if Cable goes down. Also topped up my minutes (BTC are giving triple minutes today!).
Believe it or not, relatives from the
U.K. vacationing in
into Nassau earlier today to spend a few days at Atlantis! Ironic when everyone else is
trying to get out of here or would like to! However, our nephew hadn’t seen us for
many years and his significant other had never met us. They didn’t want to miss
the chance while they were vacationing so near and we were delighted to see them. They would still have had to
deal with Matthew anyway if they had remained in Florida , as it’s headed that way as well. Florida
We picked the young couple up from the airport and brought them back to our place for a while. The plan was that they would catch a taxi from here to Atlantis, because there would be too much traffic for us coming back if we dropped them. We never dreamed there would be a problem finding a taxi! Usually they are all over the place and if you ever go downtown, you will know how taxi drivers ask you every few steps you walk along
Street if you want a taxi.
I tried calling a meter cab first. The dispatcher said they were shutting down, but she would try one taxi driver who might still be available. Unfortunately, that lady was stuck in traffic. Then I called a number I had written down when we chatted to a taxi driver and his wife over coffee in a cafe some time ago. Sadly he had passed away. I gave condolences and went on to the next number I had for taxis. That gentleman was also stuck in traffic!
Finally Erskine drove to a hotel. One lone taxi sat outside, the lady taxi driver looking sad with her head down. She was delighted to get a fare and our relatives went off happily with her. They should have a good time in Atlantis. If you have to be stuck somewhere in a hurricane, Atlantis must be a good place to be stuck in! We will hopefully see them again on Saturday after the hurricane has passed by.
Now we are just waiting and watching the regular hurricane advisories. Praying too that The Bahamas will have no injuries or loss of life.