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#396307 - 01/04/11 05:07 PM Expats living on CC?
MikeD Offline
My wife Barb and I are seeking info or experiences of what life is like for EXPATS on CC. We will be visiting in February as a discovery vacation. From all that I read, CC is going to be a good fit for us. My biggest concern is the humidity. Do the constant breezes make the island comfortable enough for no air conditioning even in the summer?

We would love to hear what day to day life is like on CC from those who are living it.....so please chime in!

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#396318 - 01/04/11 06:11 PM Re: Expats living on CC? [Re: MikeD]
Dane Offline
Yes.If your house is designed correctly,you need air only about ten days a year.

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#396468 - 01/06/11 06:45 AM Re: Expats living on CC? [Re: MikeD]
markw Offline
We have a neighbor that spends 5-6 months of the year here. They are pretty uncomfortable for the first several weeks then get acclimated to the heat pretty well. Our trips are too short for that to work for me though. On a trip in August we bought a couple of fans that did wonders.
As I write this I'm listening to my generator run so my wife can sleep under an air conditioner though.

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#396531 - 01/06/11 07:33 PM Re: Expats living on CC? [Re: MikeD]
Tangles Offline
We just use fans, all year round. Never miss the A/C, we acclimatize so fast and even use the (light) blankets at night in August. There's nothing quite like a Caye Caulker breeze at night while sleeping.

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#397499 - 01/17/11 07:48 AM Re: Expats living on CC? [Re: MikeD]
ron Offline
I just have fans which I don't really use. On the north island I get good breezes. I'm also up 10 feet on the first floor and sleep another 10 ft up. Need the breezes to get the flies moving.

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#397500 - 01/17/11 01:49 PM Re: Expats living on CC? [Re: MikeD]
beachdude Offline
Having spent a few 12 month years on CC I can't help but notice that no one has mentioned this pertinent detail.
The prevailing winds are from the east 90% of the time. This means that if you are on the front, east, reef side of the island, you will almost never need fans, have sand-fly problems. etc.
If your dwelling is blocked from this constant breeze, by other buildings, etc., the hotter and more uncomfortable you will be.
Location, Location, Location, I cannot stress this enough!

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#397501 - 01/17/11 02:04 PM Re: Expats living on CC? [Re: beachdude]
MikeD Offline
Very interesting beachdude. This is what I was gathering so thanks for confirming it. There is always a story in where populations settle....and cc is no different. I will see you alll on Feb10!

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#397527 - 01/17/11 06:41 PM Re: Expats living on CC? [Re: MikeD]
Dane Offline
The idea that the wind prevails from the east 90% of the time is widely heard but the wind data does not confirm this. It is all about avoiding obstructions to the nearly everyday wind as beachdude says.

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#397548 - 01/18/11 12:00 AM Re: Expats living on CC? [Re: Dane]
MikeD Offline
Originally Posted By: Dane
The idea that the wind prevails from the east 90% of the time is widely heard but the wind data does not confirm this. It is all about avoiding obstructions to the nearly everyday wind as beachdude says.


Dane,
Interesting...the wind is from the NW at the time I write this. I will have to visit the weather station while on CC and see their records.

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#397567 - 01/18/11 03:30 AM Re: Expats living on CC? [Re: MikeD]
Cooper Offline
The unusual wind pattern has changed as of today and getting back to the normal east wind pattern..I hate air conditioning..been living here for 7 years..dont want it dont need it.But do need the ceiling fans we are located mid island.
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