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Wednesday 31stJuly 2019:
We have another Habagat (ha-bag-at) hit us last night. It consists of rough seas, strong winds, rain and king tides. The Habagat is part of the summer monsoon weather system so we will be getting them for another 4 more months ish.
Luckily it isn’t too bad, No king tide (a high one only), no gale force winds (strong but okay), little rain but very rough seas.
Should clear by the weekend.
Thursday 1stAugust 2019:
The Habagat persisted today. At low tide (afternoon) I couldn’t believe all the rubbish washed up on the beach. I spent ages bagging it all up (2 x 20L bags worth) then burning all 5 bags of rubbish that I have collected over the last week.
Guy was off to Mahjong for the afternoon and Cherry (maid) was busy this morning so came this afternoon to clean (no washing today).
Another brownout late in the afternoon.
Sunday 4thAugust 2019:
The Habagat (ha-bag-at) that hit us last Tuesday night is hanging on (5 days so far and looking at many more days of rough weather). The wind, rain and high tides haven’t been too bad. Just the sea is very very rough.
Guy and I had planned a visit to Lucena on the mainland for a day trip to do some luxury shopping (food and some household goods). This trip involves 6 hours on the Ro Ro (3 hours each way). And with the seas so rough and my seasickness I won’t be leaving the island till things settle down.
Nothing we need is urgent so we can wait. The joys of the monsoon season.
Monday 5thAugust 2019:
Up at 4:30am to check the weather forecast for today. The Habagat is still as strong as ever with extremely rough waters forecast for today.
So back to bed. No Lucena trip today.
After breakfast off to Boac to book our plan flights to Manila later in the month to see Guy’s family.
Thursday 8thAugust 2019:
Guy and I were serenaded by the Castle today as we enjoyed our two hour massage each this morning.
The Habagat (ha-bag-at) that hit us last Tuesday night is hanging on (9 days so far and looking at many more days of rough weather). The wind, rain and high tides haven’t been too bad. Just the sea is very very rough (lots of rubbish (man and nature made on the beach)). Going to be a big clean up when the storms abate.
We are in an unusual weather pattern at the moment. We have the Habagat from the south, typhoon Hanna to the north (moving away from us but we are caught in the tail) and tropical depression Krosa (the start of a typhoon) to the east.
All these weather conditions combined are producing one very rough unpleasant set of living conditions.
Saturday 10thAugust 2019:
Finally got a sunset tonight after two weeks of clouds and monsoon storms/Habagat. Storms are starting to dissipate at long last.
Sunday 11thAugust 2019:
Over the last few days the storms have slowly started to blow themselves out. Still a little windy and rough but nothing like it has been. Time to start cleaning the salty coating off the front of the house and windows.
Life is good.
Trevor & Guy