Thursday, March 30, 2017

A Hurricane In All Kinds Of Weather

Starting my walk Tuesday (with my iPod), I set the pace with Harry Belafonte's "Jump In The Line," a song about a girl named Senora who was said to be "a hurricane in all kinds of weather."

My 7.8 km (4.8 miles) were done in 55 minutes. As Harry said (I'm paraphrasing slightly): When me wind up me bottom, me go like a rocket.

Listen to the music and check out what some areas of the beach looked like more than a week ago as a result of our winter storms (no hurricanes).




SEASIDE DINING A BIT CLOSE TO THE SEA.

Shake it all de time...

19 comments:

  1. Storms are a challenge of living on the Ocean, but then you have those VIEWS!

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    1. Travel:
      I wouldn't trade this. Anywhere you live offers weather challenges.

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  2. Almost 5 miles per hour gives new meaning to "Mitchell is Moving".

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    1. Frank and John: I'm always looking for new meaning.

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  3. You would be one great 'pace' setter, Mitch! YOU are a walking hurricane!! lol

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    1. Jim:
      It really does all depend on what song is playing when I start out.

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  4. I've always liked Harry Belafonte, even though Archie Bunker claimed he was just a good looking white guy dipped in chocolate.

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    1. Stephen:
      I had forgotten that Archie Bunker line!

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  5. Too bad that palm tree lost its head! Weather can be exciting. Right now we have sargassum washing up on the each after some high winds out over the Caribbean. Hope that ends soon - it is a mess for us to clean up. Lots of floating plastic trash came in with the seaweed. We use the seaweed for mulch once we get all the plastic out. Up to 8 40gal-sized bags of plastic and only 1/4th done!

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    1. Wilma:
      So rare to see a palm tree torn apart by the wind. I've seen them bend to the ground and straighten back up again. That's great that you can use the seaweed!

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  6. As others have mentioned, that's a pretty impressive pace. What else did you listen to?

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    1. Shawn:
      I have an old Workout Mix that includes: Prince, Springsteen, REM, Fine Young Cannibals, Robert Palmer... Quite a variety. All energizing.

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  7. Loved the music... but after the winds here (in Texas) a couple nights ago I'm not sure I want to hear about hurricanes and tornadoes....

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    1. Sharon:
      Our weather is settling into spring. Winds are gentler and less frequent!

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  8. What a quick speed you walk! Do you walk by yourself? I find when I walk with someone I walk a bit slower as I yack so much.
    Robin

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    1. Cat Lover:
      For exercise walks, I prefer being by myself. I can tune into my music and completely tune out from reality (no political conversations, no stressful subjects). I tend to walk even faster when I'm with someone (the conversation, I think, makes me more hyper) and I'm always being told to slow down. For a stroll, I can enjoy company.

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  9. Beautiful seaside dining, love the view.

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    1. Laurent:
      The chiringuitos can be really charming. That one seemed a bit risky to me that day. If you stepped off the patio, you stepped into water.

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