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All Mash Up

September 19, 2017

Lying safetly here in the marina in Grenada Connie just came back from the pool. She spent the last hour trying to cool down while playing in the pool with a young girl, Daniella, who escaped Virgin Gorda onboard Nekker Belle, Richard Branson’s yacht. She was telling Connie how Hurricane Irma ‘all mash up’ Virgin Gorda with the school house roof gone, the trees all blown down and people who have no houses.

This is the second time Nekker Belle has been in the marina. The first time was to escape Hurricane Irma and now escaping Hurricane Maria.

It’s all very sad and now we add Dominica to the list of islands devestated by the 2017 hurricane season.

We’re glad we made the decision to head south as we had been tempted to stay in either Antigua or Martinique which both learnt the fury of a Level 5 hurricane. There are plenty of videos to watch on line taken during these storms and it’s unthinkable how a boat like ours would survive. It’s all a matter of luck as where one would seek protection and what would happen to other boats around you.

Now we just have to watch uwhat is going to happen to Lee. I can hardly wait for the end of this hurricane season but we still have about 6 weeks to go then we will be wending our way north and through many of the islands that will be trying to recover.


Updates and additional readings

1 – Comments in the New Yorker

2 – If you feel you want to help in some way here are some ideas that come from the SVTotem’s blog site. Click here


7 Comments leave one →
  1. September 19, 2017 18:31

    Much to our relief, Grand Cayman has been spared any effects of the hurricane(s). >

  2. Deb McCann permalink
    September 19, 2017 19:45

    Hi there folks !!! Glad to hear you are in a sheltered area Crazy weather!!! Continue to stay safe …. Things ok here on our end …. Same old routine …

  3. September 19, 2017 22:33

    Thanks for keeping us posted, you two. Bravo for making such a good choice. May your good luck hold! We had heavy rain and 70k winds here for about an hour on Sunday and it put what those islands are experiencing into a little perspective. Whew.

  4. September 20, 2017 00:56

    Good to hear from you. Fred

  5. Sue Donaldson permalink
    September 20, 2017 01:10

    Good move for sure to hole up in Grenada this season–xxxx

  6. Edwin permalink
    September 20, 2017 03:16

    Name dropper

  7. Edwin permalink
    September 20, 2017 19:02

    But seriously, we’re happy you’re both safe and sound–what a mess!

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