Thankful For A Cold Front

Apr 09, 2014

We all know the saying, that there’s a first for everything. Some good, some not so good, and this one, it’s a great one. For the first time ever, I am thankful for a cold front. Just yesterday I commented on how there is no such thing as “not sticky” here on Caye Caulker. From sunrise to sunset and sunset to sunrise, whether in the sun or in the shade, stillness or breeze, the moisture clung to you like a [insert something clingy]. The only escape one could find from the heaviness of the air was in the few sweet and refreshing moments in the cool shower. Waking up in the morning you found yourself sleeping in a pool of sweat, sticking to the smoothest of sheets.

2014040920140328_171044.jpgUp until yesterday, a stiff breeze could only be found on the eastern side of the island, leaving the western side calm with little movement at all. Just after midday that all changed when the winds shifted sharply, now coming in from the west. We could see hints of clouds building up on the horizon with no promise of anything to come. Waiting rather impatiently for a few hours, the winds consistently picked up to over 20mph and it finally began to feel cooler.


Anticipating a good storm rolling through and knowing that the windiest place on the property would be right on the water, we headed straight for the end of the dock.

What an excellent choice!

2014040920140328_171904.jpgSitting 4 across on the end of the dock, the waves were plenty high for most of us to reach the water, splashing around to further cool ourselves down. It’s times like these when the littlest of things can become the most entertaining, like everyone splashing all at once in a perfect symphony that would land every drop of water all over Teague as he chose the down wind end of the dock. And things like trying to catch the fat raindrops in our mouths only to have them dive bomb straight into our delicate eyeballs. While it didn’t pour buckets as we had hoped, there was a significant drop in the temperature and the humidity thanks to this glorious cold front. Ironically, the same thing happened at home and I know that we would have joined in the mass groan that was heard around Facebook this morning as the temperatures took a dive from the cozy spring warmth they had so eagerly been awaiting.

Sleeping was an absolute dream in and of itself and we were actually able to cuddle up under our silk liner blankies to keep “warm” for the first time in a week. It was glorious. This morning Elissa actually required a thin sweater to keep the goose bumps from appearing on her freshly sunburned legs as she sat comfortably in the shade of our lounge area. And I lay here now, comfortably writing to you in the sun, not sweating any body parts off as the breeze continues to keep us cool and the humidity down.

Like I said, there is a first for everything, and today I am grateful for a cold front. 

Roam on!





Written by Jen Hays
Jen is a marketer with a passion for the digital world and an insatiable desire to travel and explore all that the physical world has to offer; marrying the two to share her experiences with and inspire all who join her along the way.

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