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Old 01-10-2015, 08:29   #1
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Bahamas prayers

many years ago I spent a lot of time cruising the area being ravaged this minute and for the next 24 hours... by hurricane J.....very sad...As I look at my Bahama chart on the wall next to me...Acklins Island, Crooked Island, Long Island, San Salvador, Samana, Rum cay, Conception, Georgetown Exuma...and Cat Island...could/probably will....be completely devastated...The hurricane is essentially sitting over these islands with 125mph gusts....and 25 foot seas...simply horrific.
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Yes, it is truly taking its toll there. Two of our members, on S/V "RAINDOG" were and probably are still in Georgetown as there last Blog Post indicated. Our prayers are with them.
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Re: Bahamas prayers

Now cat 4. Hope Ericka and Rainman are ok, and all the others there.

By the way the next time someone says stay in the Bahamas over the hurricane season because you can just escape back to Florida, remind them of this one.

Nowhere to go. Nowhere to run to.
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Old 01-10-2015, 15:45   #4
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This website shows the eye location and islands the clearest. The red & yellow in the second row

http://tropicwx.com/
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Now cat 4. Hope Ericka and Rainman are ok, and all the others there.

By the way the next time someone says stay in the Bahamas over the hurricane season because you can just escape back to Florida, remind them of this one.

Nowhere to go. Nowhere to run to.
Ha, esape from Bahamas to Florida....the saying "frying pan to fire" comes to mind. ; )

Never play Hide & Seek with a hurricane...bad plan...unless you plan to "hide" the boat and "seek" a flight outta town!
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Re: Bahamas prayers

Yeah, was supposed to be cat 3 and veer north. now cat 4 and.... Hope everyone does OK.
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Prayers Up for all Bahamians and sailors caught in this disaster.
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I follow Rainman and his wife's blog all the time. I pray to God they are not on their boat. If you know anything about them you know she has a pronounced medical issue. Brian is an example for all husbands in how tender he is with her health issues. I pray to God that they are not on their boat and holed up in a hotel or flew stateside. Seriously, if any one knows please post it their whereabouts..
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Yes Alansmith. Don't actually know Brian and Erika, but have corresponded with them a couple of times and have been following their blog for a couple of years now. Erika is an inspiration and a wonderful photographer too. You are right about Brian, he certainly seems to have his ducks in a row with his relationship. They had a threat earlier in the year from Ida I think. They were off RAINDOG for that one, which was a much weaker storm. I have to believe they are ashore for this one too.
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Hi all. Thanks for thinking of us. We are off the boat and safe. The boat is in red shanks, which is a good place to be. We will probably not know the fate of the boat until Saturday at the earliest, more likely Sunday. We are on hour 24 of storm force winds with probably another 24 to go. The worst of it is the next 6 hours. Either way we will be safe. Almost all the cruisers here are off their boats.

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Hi all. Thanks for thinking of us. We are off the boat and safe. The boat is in red shanks, which is a good place to be. We will probably not know the fate of the boat until Saturday at the earliest, more likely Sunday. We are on hour 24 of storm force winds with probably another 24 to go. The worst of it is the next 6 hours. Either way we will be safe. Almost all the cruisers here are off their boats.

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Hi all. Thanks for thinking of us. We are off the boat and safe. The boat is in red shanks, which is a good place to be. We will probably not know the fate of the boat until Saturday at the earliest, more likely Sunday. We are on hour 24 of storm force winds with probably another 24 to go. The worst of it is the next 6 hours. Either way we will be safe. Almost all the cruisers here are off their boats.

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So glad to hear from you! I've been following your blog for a while and was hoping that you were safe. Fingers crossed on the boat.
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Hi all. Thanks for thinking of us. We are off the boat and safe. The boat is in red shanks, which is a good place to be. We will probably not know the fate of the boat until Saturday at the earliest, more likely Sunday. We are on hour 24 of storm force winds with probably another 24 to go. The worst of it is the next 6 hours. Either way we will be safe. Almost all the cruisers here are off their boats.

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Good decision. Stay safe.
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Not to be contrarian, but how safe are the buildings on exuma? I might prefer to be aboard my boat on one of the moorings in the holes than in building built who knows how?

The perils of being in the tropics/ third world during cyclone season.
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Raindog - Glad to hear you are OK. Any sense of the conditions over on Andros? They appear to be on the fringe, but can't tell. We have some friends over there (locals) that we haven't heard from yet.
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