This was taken in Sac Bajo. I think every small boat, yacht and sailboat from Cancun was brought over to our safe harbor. Most were just moored at the many marinas along this swampy inlet. They were trying to get this one out of the water. I don't know where they thought they were going to take it.
Ah. My little cabana and source of income. All boarded up and ready to take whatever comes its' way.
Notice that I keep track of every hurricane that comes our way. Dean was our fourth and he has now been added to the scoreboard!
This is the road that leads to Avalon Reef Club and Hotel Nabalam. It always floods but it wasn't too bad yesterday. Just over ankle deep. But boy did it smell! I think some sewage was in there somewhere!
The road that leads to North Beach and ends at Hotel Maria del Mar. The hotel put up this netting to catch any incoming debris. I've never seen them do this before but it's a pretty good idea.
This is what the beach just behind the netting looked like. Mostly seaweed and flip flops. Where do all these single flip flops come from anyway? (these skinny pics are panoramas so you really should click on these)
My street. From left to right: Fatso's house, the three drunk fishermen's house (yes, they were outside drunk as skunks again and did nothing to prepare their house), my cabana, my house (I hadn't put boards up downstairs yet. I wait until the last minute to cover the front because it blocks any breeze we may get in the house), Asshole's house. He is not currently here and nothing was done to protect his windows. I was secretly (or maybe not so secretly!) hoping that Dean would take his foolish palapa with him!), J&E's house and then an empty lot. When we moved here the cabana was a cardboard house like the fishermen's, our house was lived in by Mexicans. The green and the white house did not exist. They were small homes owned by Mexicans. We thought we had bought into a Mexican neighborhood. That didn't take long to change though. I must admit, I do like having my friends, J&E, so close to us.
Finally, this is what I normally see when I stand on my front porch.
This is what I saw yesterday morning.
Finally, I would like to again thank all of you for your well wishes and words of encouragement during this. It really meant a lot to me to hear from all of you. It's like having this giant network of unknown friends and that is a great feeling.