120 mph winds, and some folks are deciding to keep the party rockin'! Who am I to judge though, I'd do the same thing.
Heck... I'd ride a wild eyed stallion while wielding a trident right into the heart of this beast.
But I have neither of those things, so I'm in a Daytona Beach McDonalds writing this.
I just left the International Airport over the by the Daytona 500 Speedway. That's where the final flight off of Abaco landed Wednesday.
|That's Scott Duchesne, AirGate Aviation Pilot. He made 2 runs to the Bahamas Wednesday getting tourists of the islands.|
The last one... can you imagine? You're one of the last 6 passengers off the island before the most furious of nature's creations pressure washes the northern Bahamas.
AirGate Aviation runs shuttles back and forth from the Bahamas out of Daytona and even St. Augustine.
They had the last plane off Abaco... and it was 9 deep. 6 humans and three dogs. I found it amusing how each group had their own dog. PHOTO TIME:
Not a bad lifestyle... hopping over to the Bahamas... but there's always the stray hurricane you'll have to deal with too.
I'm not advertising for AirGate, they did not pay me... I promise. If they had I would be writing this from a classier joint.
But, just a vacation travel tip... maybe think about them next time you want to jump to the Bahamas... Daytona and St. Augustine both have their own U.S. Customs departments, so you don't have to go to some huge mega airport. I watched the customs process today, and when you're flying with 5 other people, that whole thing moves really quick.
I'm not sure about prices but click anywhere on this sentence to go to their website, I'm sure they'll fill you in on all that. Even if it's a little more expensive, it might be worth it to avoid the hastle.
Anyway, I'm not sure how I went from meteorologist to reporter to travel agent so fast... but it's time for me to get outta here.
Let's watch this beast take the turn now...
It's like watching a 300,000 ton mega tanker try to change course, you know it can do it... but man does it make you nervous.
Talk to you soon.