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Old 09-17-2017, 07:49 AM   #1
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Hurricane Maria

Uh Oh.
Irma's Twin.
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:03 AM   #2
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To tie a couple of strings together, how about the song,
"How do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?"

(The Sound of Music)
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:21 AM   #3
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To tie a couple of strings together, how about the song,
"How do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?"

(The Sound of Music)
Thought you were going with "West Side Story ". I just met a girl named Maria.

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Uh Oh.
Irma's Twin.
I may want to drive over to meet you and haul off the black cat living on your boat.
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:49 AM   #5
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I may have to check myself into the psych ward if this thing hits the West coast of Florida again.
My house was spared only because of the right turn at Naples, my Center Console was in covered storage that the roof structure came off of.
Still waiting to see if the boat survived.
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Old 09-17-2017, 12:34 PM   #6
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In St Croix right now. Leaving for St Kitts, Aruba and Barbados. Hope this turns north. Glad I left Sonas prepared as she was for Irma!
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We set out by road this morning to drive to our boat in Georgia and get her launched. Then we discovered Maria and turned around to come back home. Now we'll spend the next few days watching her projected track. Arghhhh.
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In St Croix right now. Leaving for St Kitts, Aruba and Barbados. Hope this turns north. Glad I left Sonas prepared as she was for Irma!


Based on last update this one's eye should be right on Dominica just in the middle of Guadeloupe and Martinique. Looks like Marie Galante will take most of the hit. Bad time for French Antilles these days

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passing Martinique to stop to St Lucia again, look like the same from last week

burning fuel and wast time
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:06 PM   #10
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Seeing Maria now as another CAT 5 is just a staggering blow. I can't imagine what those in the immediate line of it are feeling.

Even Jose has created some tropical storm warnings now.

We're seeing some of the strangest behavior of hurricanes on top of the number this year.
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St Kitts, Antigua and Barbados are now a no-no. We are now doing a 18 knot two day run to Aruba and then Bonaire, then back to San Juan after she passes.
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St Kitts, Antigua and Barbados are now a no-no. We are now doing a 18 knot two day run to Aruba and then Bonaire, then back to San Juan after she passes.
Argh Bonaire, my little paradise, I wish I was there. Enjoy!

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Old 09-19-2017, 07:55 PM   #13
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So scary for Puerto Rico as the ground is still soaked and no one's recovered from Irma. Many don't realize how densely populated Puerto Rico is. A lot of people in it's target. Of course, first worry is St. Croix.
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I may want to drive over to meet you and haul off the black cat living on your boat.


I see you moved your boat from the yacht club for Irma. Did you put her on the hard?
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starting heading ST Barth, passing now under Martinique, after I'm going to pass up wind to all island to not get rouble with floating debris

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starting heading ST Barth, passing now under Martinique, after I'm going to pass up wind to all island to not get rouble with floating debris

Hugues


Hopefully there won't be another one on the same path. Safe cruise and welcome back to St Barth Hugues.

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on the way, you can't imagine the size of the floating trees we get in Dominica, so I toke decision to make all islands by up wind
longer trip but any way safe cursing

I left Martinique a 9:00am it not 12:00pm and still have 16H to arrive at home...
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on the way, you can't imagine the size of the floating trees we get in Dominica, so I toke decision to make all islands by up wind
longer trip but any way safe cursing

I left Martinique a 9:00am it not 12:00pm and still have 16H to arrive at home...
The news for Puerto Rico just gets worse and worse too as now a dam has failed leading to flash flooding and evacuations. I see so many areas of the Caribbean that it's hard to picture a recovery. Puerto Rico already had a problem in the magnitude of $120 billion. This could cost that much more.
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The news for Puerto Rico just gets worse and worse too as now a dam has failed leading to flash flooding and evacuations. I see so many areas of the Caribbean that it's hard to picture a recovery. Puerto Rico already had a problem in the magnitude of $120 billion. This could cost that much more.
really I get no time to look at it, I saw zero picture, but yes I ca imagine CAT5 on this type of island huge disaster

Passing Antigua still 9H of navigation but now the sea are gentil


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I don't believe the Guajataca Dam (on the northwest side of Puerto Rico) has failed yet, but it is failing and will likely fail sometime today.

With 100% loss of power, no water service, and virtually no telephone service (all landlines down as well as more than 85% of the island's cellphone towers) Puerto Rico is not in a very good place.

For the 5 million Puerto Ricans living on the mainland U.S., it has also been a very difficult week. As an example, we have zero information on how my wife's elderly parents (both in their mid-80's) are faring. We are considering flying my wife's parents out sometime in the next two weeks, but this is complicated as we can't talk to them.

And for anyone who may not be aware, all Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, and have been for the past 100 years.

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