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hurricane noel off the florida coast
40 mph winds
the weather changes every 15 minutes sunny and windy then gloomy cloudy rainy downpour.
on the beach red flag and no one allowed in the water flag.
the only few people are surfers and bums.
the homeless of miami beach don't want to send their nights in the shelters in downtown miami.
"full with crazy crackheads"
i drive from the beach to the city -
some streets are flooded -
i help my friend download her travel photos to her iMac G5.
so slow - just because Apple for years sold computer with insufficient RAM to do anything but write letters and emails.
60 dollars in memory would compensate for years of slowness and frustration -
the view from the high rise is stunning - the bay and the fog moving in fast.
at 6 30 i go to the beach
some very big waves - but the whole ocean is tumbling and rolling.
it is hard to swim - the wind just pushes me south.
very few surfers try hard - but too many waves one after another -
there are no lifeguards -
it is too much of a challenge and too little fun.
i could stay longer and try harder -
but the blisters on my toes turned into woulds -
the fins rub on those.