Like last year this winter has been harsh. The snow and ice are still encrusted a week after the storm and the night cold is relentless.
UPS deliveries have gone undelivered and the garbage sits by the curb waiting for last weeks pickup.
I have been daydreaming about diving the clear blue sea and driving among the lush hills of grasses and foliage. I can wait to see brightly colored bougainvillea and hear the warm wind swishing through coconut palm canopies.
The contrast between here and there is at its peak. As best I can tell from afar today it will be 82 degrees, the water is 79.3, the air is windy to gusty, with a 30% chance of a passing shower. The low tonight will be 72.
St Croix is not a bad option to winter.
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