Mangrove swamps surround the town and epidemics of cholera, yellow fever and other tropical diseases have been frequent; but the unhealthiness of the climate is mitigated to some extent by the high tides which cover the marshes, and the invigorating breezes which blow in from the sea.
The town is celebrated for its invigorating climate, and its annual regatta on the Derwent attracts numerous visitors.
Though Carlyle, especially in his earlier years, could deliver an invigorating and encouraging, if not a sanguine doctrine, his utterances were more generally couched in the key of denunciation, and betrayed a growing despondency.
The bathing is invigorating; it must be followed by a freshwater bath because of the incrustation of the body from the briny water.
Winds from the north and west are generally dry, cool, clear and invigorating; winds from the south and east warm, moist and depressing.