Beautiful full moon last night. Super weather today.
We're watching Ernesto of course. Successive predictions have moved the storm
track somewhat south, and seeing 4 of 6 computer models having an arrival in
Belize does make one sit up and take notice.
The good news - and it is very good indeed - is that strength is predicted to
be in the low end of a Category One. That kind of storm doesn't phase most
islanders any a'tall.
We're blessed with a remarkable Barrier Reef that blocks waves & major surge,
and with a sufficiently flat terrain that there is no fear of landslides or
Have heard from a couple of tourists (with arrival dates of next week)
wondering what we think will happen but all I can say is to watch the reliable
maps and websites - for sure don't watch the US based TV shows that are either
all about the US coastline and/or are looking for ratings with rants and
At this point I don't know of anybody around here who is particularly tense
over this one. Curious, aware and prepared? Yes. Scared? Nope.
To all of our visitors - the tourism industry in Belize (and particularly in
the cayes) is well-versed in safety and is dedicated to erring on the side of
caution where your welfare is concerned. We'll take excellent care of you rain
or shine. Come on down - the welcome mat has your name on it!
As for this particular resident - I'm planning a day of gardening & laundry
interspersed with a few dips in the sea and some hammock-time (pulp fiction
If anything more exciting happens I'll make another posting. For now all is
very well indeed.