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If you found this blog via a link from a cruising site ~ we did cruise Mexico on our Ocean 49 cat for a season. See the first text box on the right for links to our preparations, trip down Baja, life in Mexico, cruising and trip back up to SoCal. Unfortunately we are back to the grind in the USA...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Hurricane Norbert Update or As They Say on The News with Excitement on Their Faces and Glee in Their Voices : "Hurricane Norbert Storm Watch 2008!!!"

Oh yipee crap.
Norbert is now a category 4 hurricane.
Heading to Southern Baja.Possibly hitting the West coast of Baja as a category 2.So, now if you could all join us and:
Hope for cold water.
Hope Norbert sits for days over the cold water.
Hope Norbert proves all the forecasters wrong and heads due West.


Margarita Mirasol said...

Cold water. Cold water.
At least Norbert is moving slowly, which might be a blessing.
Fark. And here I was thinking that the season had finished in the E Pacific.
More fool me.
What's the history of where you boat is re: protection? Is it a good hurricane hole of a marina?

Markitos said...

At least your sitting in the best place you can. On the hard at Berck. I dont thimk they have ever lost a boat. Those boys will be out in force checking chains, stands and hold downs..
But still ....cold water....cold water....cold water. My brothers heading down now I think.

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

Uh - we are on a rail in the boatyard with one boat 3" from us and the next one 2' from us. Old ratty boats that no one has been on for a veerrry long time. Sketchy derelict boats.
So we are trying to get in to the inner marina at Costa Baja - or may go back to Marina de La Paz, or may stay on the rail. I think I will let Jim make the big decision.
And there is another tropical storm forming!!!! AAAAAGGGHHHHH!

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

Markitos - you think so? That is exactly what Abel told us, but I'm thinking the inner harbor of Costa.
Will post some google earth pics and we can all take a vote.

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

Oh and Markitos - your bro's boat is on the hard at Palmira? Eek, I saw 4 boats tip over there during Hurricane Fausto.

judith said...

SNAP... I feel for ya'll. Cold water, cold water, cold water,cold water, cold water, cold water.

Jolea said...

That's quite possible the WORST name for a hurricane I have ever heard... hold on tight!