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Old 18-09-2013, 15:43   #31
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Re: In case you haven't noticed - Baja cruisers

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I'm sure we are all pleased to hear the rain will be doing a job to clean your bowsprit but let us spare a thought for the friendly peoples of Mexico who welcome thousands of visiting cruisers to their shores every year...millions are suffering, some drowning, from flash flooding at this very moment!


Oh what I need to sit here and put a candle in the window but you can go out and have a drink? People are getting ruined all over the world. I do what I can to help in a material sense; expressing guilt and pity on the Internet isn't going to do a damn thing.

Anyone with a yacht that they don't sell to buy food for starving children is hardly in a position to lecture morality.
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Old 18-09-2013, 16:57   #32
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much of mexico on both sides are suffering death and homelessness and drowning by not only dirt but also rocks and water and mud. this is a sad time for mexico on both coasts simultaneously as many are killed and injured in these floods--- the runoff from all of this DOES affect cruisers of all of mexico as stufff comes downstream and currents happen where there used to not be currents, and stuff flows fast. charts become inaccurate in one storm....stuff happens.


mebbe one needs to experience this to understand how this works.
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Re: In case you haven't noticed - Baja cruisers

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I'm sure we are all pleased to hear the rain will be doing a job to clean your bowsprit but let us spare a thought for the friendly peoples of Mexico who welcome thousands of visiting cruisers to their shores every year...millions are suffering, some drowning, from flash flooding at this very moment!
Maybe you're being just a tad critical. I don't think Rebel Heart is being insensitive to the plight of the Mexican people. The thread was about Baja Cruisers. Please feel free to start a thread of your own on the "Off Topic Forum" thread. I'm sure some awareness would be welcome.
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it is all weather---and runoff here in mexico is a major problem and can also be a problem for cruisers ---many things come into bays in heavy rains besides houses and bodies and buicks and bridge parts, old refrigerators, cocodrilos--live ones--it bites when they bite--when rains happen, they come down river and ----oops....do not swim in the bays and lagoons or even pacific here, immediately after rain.......
so we are all correct --mazatlan is reporting having heavy wind and rain-- port cpt is concerned and has warned all in low lying areas to go to higher ground.
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how bout that hurricane manuel, eh??? how is it going for you???

mazatlan, culiacan and topo are getting slammed by hurricane MANUEL. it is also affecting south baja sur, or the bottom 1//3 of baja. how is that going for ye??

i hope all you guys were good lil boy scouts and were prepared.

never thumb nose at a storm over water. they do not remain small, gentle or mild. be safe.

any cuerpos in the runoff yet??
there were enough buried or washed to sea by the other places this manuel was raining so hard--- most of ours were buried under houses and trees and buses and refrigerators and buicks.....


http://www.debate.com.mx/eldebate/no...Cat=17402&sl=1


by the way--folks who have not been inmexico long also do not know there are multiple ways in which to assist local communities other than selling your pookie yacht.
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