Monday, March 5, 2012
It has been more than a bit windy here lately. The Christmas winds seem to have gotten stuck. Even the south side of the island is breezy which means the northside is downright howling. This does make for a bit of a dicey ride on the ferry. It also, however, makes for great hammock sleeping.
My neighbors came down the other day and of course, the 8pm boat left at around 10:15pm. Last night some folks checked into the Trade Winds and said the boat was exactly on time. This means everything is one hundred percent back to normal.
The Trust has a lot going on this month. On the 8th there is a house tour. Always fun. On the 9th, there is a Botanical Evening with a lecture and an art show beginning at 5pm. On the 17th, there is a fused glass show by Ileana and Vilma Jove at 6pm, and on the 15th and 29th there are Playa Grande Tours. Busy month.
St. Patrick's Day is a big holiday here on the island. Coqui Fire is doing corned beef and cabbage on the 17th. Lyman is cooking up something at the airport, which we hope does not include green chichous. Kuhn's usually has some "wearing of the green" going on. On the 22nd, Coqui Fire is going Szechuan for it's theme night. Keep that in mind.
The Vieques Concert Society is hosting another fund raiser. This time at the Gallery Galleon on the 31st. It is called Noche Espanola. $50 with a cash bar. There will be dancing and singing and tapas. Great combination for a great cause. Tickets at Diva's Closet in Esperanza and The Funky Beehive in Isabel Segunda.
There is still time to get your 12 x 12 canvas from Siddhia and create a work of art to benefit the Humane Society. Some are already hanging at the gallery, so stop in.
This week's pothole update is on the airport road just before the W. There are actually two. There is a good dip right at the entrance to the water station. It is a double pothole, with a manhole cover in the middle of the road and sinking blacktop just to the right. Then, just up from there is another double set, one on each side of the road. Cars bobbing and weaving are to be expected. There are usually a couple of horses right there to add to the driving challenge.