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#7492 - 10/05/00 04:57 PM Strangers in life, friends of the heart
I just wanted to say what a fabulous aid Marty and his Web magic have been for those of us concerned for everyone in the north cayes in the wake of Keith. I went through a similar experience in 1998 with BBS friends at Windjammer, during and after the loss of S/V Fantome off Honduras.

Then too, official reports were spotty at best, and many of us relied heavily on the BBS to gain news of friends and family. Unfortunately, any one familiar with Mitch knows, the news of the ship went from bad to worse. In spite of this, I found great comfort in sharing my concern and grief with others; strangers in life, but friends of the heart. Mitch was also remarkably similar to Keith, in that it lingered for several days, virtually cutting off any chance of relief, rescue, or contact until long after the weather cleared.

At the time, I was concerned as well, because my first visit to Ambergris was only weeks away. I was able to confirm through other Web channels (this site, I think) that all was well on AC, and I was able to continue with my plans accordingly. I had such a great time; I still speak highly of my first trip, and always recommend Belize as a great destination, if not the best.

Of course, the similarity between Mitch & Keith ends here for those on Ambergris and Caulker. I watched in despair every hour the eye lingered over your corner of paradise. Having been through several storms like this before, I know something of their fear rising with the winds, their present hardships, and of challenges to come.

I know it could have been much worse.

What is done is done. Marty and others I think have a tough time balancing the accuracy of the information and damage assessments coming out, with a need to reassure visitors that everything will be back to normal soon. You are doing great. You will never be able to compensate for over-reaction, and can only do your best by being honest and rational. At the same time, there are many needing help, and they will have many angels watching over them, thanks to Marty and many others.

My best wishes go out to all, that you might regain normalcy in your lives as quickly as possible, and that Ambergris and Caulker will be green and lush again when I return, just as they were on my last visit. Mother Nature wonít take long to recover, I expect the locals wonít either.

Stranger in life, friend of the heart

#7493 - 10/05/00 10:09 PM Re: Strangers in life, friends of the heart
One of the most absolutely beautiful and heartfelt words of encouragement I've ever heard.


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