Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life-
The end of May brings in South Florida’s wondrous rainy season. All Floridians prepare for another five months of rain, for the most part gratefully. The rainy season brings a texture to the air; it becomes hot and thick. The water vapor in the air seems to shimmer and shift before you on any given day, right before the sky breaks. On average, the rainy season helps Florida accumulate up to 70% of its necessary rainfall, or about 45 inches of rainfall. It is necessary for the land and wildlife and rejuvenating for us all.
Spending some quality time in Florida during the rainy season can be incredibly restoring for the soul. Often, we go on vacation, only to experience the stress of schedules and crowds. The rainfall here slows things down, making it easier to stop and look around, really focus on the present. There is nothing like stepping out into a Florida afternoon shower, the rain cascading down all surfaces, more like a mini waterfall than individual raindrops. There is nothing timid about this rain. It makes itself known. It’s loud, yet reassuring. Constant and reliable in the horizon of every day. It can be the perfect backdrop to meditation, reflection, or to just rest on a comfortable surface with the one you love.
Those who love the ocean can take advantage of the lessening crowds and enjoy colorful marine life who come out in mass to feed over the disturbed sand after an afternoon shower. This heavy rain makes the water crystal clear and usually calmer and warmer. Ocean adventures also significantly reduce mosquito encounters as well. Snorkel or take a boat tour. Both will help you stay cool and still enjoy the intoxicating vibrant air left behind after the last raindrop hits the earth.
Of course, there are also plenty of indoor activities to enjoy, if the humidity proves to be too much or the rain shower takes long to subside. Indoor activities, like:
X-Treme Rock Climbing, zone in on the perfect adrenaline high by scaling over 14,000 square feet of rock climbing walls. No need for expertise as the beginners’ walls and patient instructors help you reach your goal.
Clay Works Miami where you can let the rain help you express yourself with pottery. Enjoy some amazing ceramics classes and take home whatever your hands create. Most classes take place during the hours of 2 p.m. to 4 p.m when the rain is almost always guaranteed.
Bowling can be an exhilarating past time, featuring a fun sport, lots to eat and drink and air conditioning! Bowling alleys are inexpensive and great for the whole family.
Whatever you choose to do, the cleansing South Florida receives every day can translate to some surprisingly enjoyable times. The rain does not have to ruin your trip. It can truly enhance it, in unexpected, and sure to be, welcome ways.