CURRENT LOCATION: Anchored in Ensenada Honda, near town on Culebra
18 18.326' N, 065 17.979' W
Hurricane OMAR has attained Category Two status. The specifics are shown below.
TIME/DATE: 800 PM AST WED OCT 15 2008
POSITION: 16.6 N, 65.2 W
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 105 MPH
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 15 MILES
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115 MILES
MOVEMENT: NORTHEAST NEAR 17 MPH
DISTANCE FROM CULEBRA: 110 MILES
We walk outside hourly to check conditions (since the windows of our room are blocked with hurricane shutters) and have seen only light rain and moderate winds.
The radar suggests that we should see something a bit more, shall we say 'interesting,' very soon. We have this loop running on the laptop constantly while we watch television this evening (old sitcom reruns on TBS).
I don't know how much longer the internet will remain up for us. In fact, I am surprised it has made it this long. As I have indicated all day today, PLEASE don't worry if the postings suddenly stop (that means you, Moms). We are safe and sound and will be writing about the aftermath of OMAR before you know it.
We are Doug & Sheryl, owners and crew of the sailing vessel Prudence.
This blog starts in 2005, when we initially had the idea to quit our jobs and live on a sailboat while we cruised to the Caribbean. At that time we had never owned a boat and had no experience sailing. [...]
The blog entries on this website are a real-time chronicle of how we embraced this idea, bought a boat, learned to sail, bought a bigger boat, sold everything we owned, and sailed away to the Caribbean.