Meanwhile, in the Bay of Campeche, Tropical Depression Two was upgraded today to Tropical Storm Barry.
A Hurricane Hunter aircraft this afternoon flew into Tropical Depression Two, and found it had strengthened into the second tropical storm of the 2013 hurricane season. its name is Barry. Here’s the announcement from the National Hurricane Center:
TROPICAL STORM BARRY TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL022013 145 PM CDT WED JUN 19 2013 ...SECOND TROPICAL STORM OF THE SEASON FORMS IN THE SOUTHERN GULF OF MEXICO... DATA FROM AN AIR FORCE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO HAS STRENGTHENED...AND IS NOW TROPICAL STORM BARRY...THE SECOND TROPICAL STORM OF THE 2013 HURRICANE SEASON. DETAILS WILL FOLLOW IN THE NEXT REGULAR ADVISORY AT 4 PM CDT.
Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Punta el Lagarto to Barra de Nautla, Mexico. Barry is moving west, towards the coast of Mexico near Veracruz.
(via Wake Love )
Have you ever stood on the stern or at the aft of a cruise ship (or even a large boat) and found yourself slightly mesmerized as you watched the ship’s wake in the sea? If so, you may have experienced “Wake Love.”
OK, I may have made up that term, but I know plenty of people who can really relate to it!
Two of my favorite Holland America Line ships, Nieuw Amsterdam and Eurodam (sister ships) docked in Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands.
Both are among the newest of the Holland America Line fleet of 15 (soon to be 16) cruise ships. The service, quality and value on these two beautiful ships is unequalled!
(via Jewel in Key West postcard)
Jewel of the Seas
Snapped this while we were topped for the day at the southernmost city in the continental United States. What a beautiful picture she makes, gleaming like a white jewel against the blue sky and turquoise water. And what a wonderful few days it was! (There’s nothing quite like a cruise)
(via Pictures of Lovebirds)
A Brown Pelican makes a water landing in a bay on the United States Gulf Coast.
(via Iguana Hug You magnet)