As we flew south Hurricane Patricia barged its way north. We appreciate folks inquiries regarding our safety. Fortunately, Patricia and we were on opposite sides of the continent. Patricia slammed Bara de Navidad, where we spent last Christmas. In Chamela, a small town we visited in 2014, Patricia leveled most wooden structures. Our visits to both towns occurred before or after hurricane season, illustrating why hurricane season is such a factor in each season’s cruising plan.
The New York Times labeled Patricia as the strongest hurricane to “assault the Western Hemisphere.” The Times reported that Scott Kelly, the American astronaut aboard the International Space Station, posted a photo on Twitter of the storm with the warning: “It’s massive. Be careful!
The Barra marina, the scene of many happy times for us, lived up to its reputation as a good place to ride out a blow. For those interested in a first hand account from cruisers staying at the marina, take a look at this blog from our friends on Sv Confidence. We share their hopes that our Mexican friends rebuild quickly and have a safe and productive season.