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I just read a really cute blog post from another participant in the 30 day blogging Challenge.

We are on Day 28 of a 30 day challenge, and there is lots of material to write about, but I thought I would follow Evey’s lead, (since she followed another fellow blogger), and do this one.  http://iwilldoit2.com/2013/25-things-about-me/

The others did 25 interesting things, but I think I’ll stop at 10.

1.       Where were you born?

I was born, and live most of my life on the beautiful island of Barbados. It is the most easterly of the Caribbean islands. That means that when the hurricanes come across the Atlantic-ocean, it gets to us first.

Barbados is the most easterly Caribbean island.

Barbados is the most easterly Caribbean island.

 

 

The good news is that because the island is so small (166 square miles) the storm usually passes to the north or south. Also, because there is no land mass between the African West coast and Barbados, the storms are usually just building strength when they reach us.

Here is an interesting statistic. Every storm that has devastated the Caribbean, US gulf Coast and East coast had to pass Barbados, but the last real hit we suffered was back in 1955.

 

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