The tropics are a swirling and twirling with storms at the moment and we are expecting one of these to come up through the Gulf of Mexico and then take a turn and come right over us starting tomorrow with the worst of it hitting Thursday. So far it is looking like just a Tropical Depression but could become a Category 1 Hurricane if it builds up some more steam. Either way we told Mom we had to get out and about before it arrives as heavens forbid we get our feet wet going out in the rain :) When we arrived at the beach we found the wind was already blustering and the waves were all choppy (Mom was happy to see it as she says it should be blowing up some shells in a few days). We also got to watch ship after ship coming into the St Johns River and guess they are heading into the safety of the docks before the worse of it arrives. The two we saw close up were the Monte Aconcagua which is a container ship built in 2009 and currently sailing under the flag of Germany. The other ship was the Mol Magnificence which is a container ship built in 2010 and currently sailing under the flag of Marshall Islands.