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- we're with you
  • By Diane Campbell <dcampbellbz at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:59:32 -0600
  
My guts ache for those in the path of Maria.
it doesn’t even seem real.
The only consolation is the spirit of the people.   Maybe we’re all learning a 
lesson about brotherhood - I sure hope so because frankly I cannot see anything 
else good coming from this mess.  
Pray that this season is over soon - yesterday would not be too soon.



- our hearts are with you ......
  • By Diane Campbell <dcampbellbz at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:54:59 -0600
We’re fine here in Belize.  Hurricanes missed us so far, earthquake woke us up 
but didn’t break anything.
Our Red Cross is doing fundraising for storm victims.  

We’re watching in shock and hurting for those who got smashed - and frankly I 
am slightly freaked out by the NHC map for today.    Disturbance #1 headed 
along the same track as Irma?  Can this be real? 
ENOUGH ALREADY — the islands have had more than their share of grief.    





- Irma
  • By Diane Campbell <dcampbellbz at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2017 08:34:28 -0600
Dear Island Friends in Irma’s path --
We’re with you in our hearts and sick inside thinking what you are going 
through right now.
Prayers, good thoughts, tears —— all coming your way from Belize.


- ex-Harvey and the cayes
  • By Diane Campbell <dcampbellbz at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:53:31 -0600
8:45 AM Monday on Ambergris Caye.
Minimal breeze, calm seas.  Bright sun through high clouds.  I made a pinhole 
camera to watch the eclipse but it’s probably going to be a no-show here.      
Glad NASA will be doing a webcast.
An absolutely MONSTER hatching of mosquitoes - way beyond anything I remember.  
Almost hoping for a teenie-weenie hurricane to wipe them out.
In anticipation of a storm many people did basic prep on Saturday.  We’re 
leaving things in place until the weather passes.
Not expecting anything too messy, but always good to be prepared.   




- correction
  • By Diane Campbell <dcampbellbz at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2017 11:33:51 -0600
Correction - Punta Allen (not puerto)  …… I’m pretty sleepy.  Sorry for getting 
the name wrong, neighbors!


- all good
  • By Diane Campbell <dcampbellbz at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2017 11:28:23 -0600
Franklin was (thankfully) a non-event here on Ambergris Caye (weather-wise 
anyway).

Preparing for Franklin was a major event for the people involved …… which 
was/is most of us.  We did all the things we needed to do to be ready.   Today 
we are undoing all the boards, etc.  We’re tired but happy.  

Soft weather, boats are getting back in the water, bits of hard rain now and 
then, breezes from unusual directions.   Sargassum taken away.  
No complaints.

Hope the good people of Puerto Allen are ok.  



- Franklin
  • By Diane Campbell <dcampbellbz at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2017 19:07:20 -0600
Hi Friends

We’ve been busy here on Ambergris Caye.  Everybody is ready for Franklin.  
Wisely prepared for the worst, although expecting something relatively moderate.

Shelters open.  Liquor sales halted.  Airports closed.  Many places boarded up. 
 Boats now in port with no further water-taxi service available.   Humane 
society boarded out the dogs (I predict some adoptions will result).

The day has been alternatively bright gray and dark gray; calm and stormy.  
Intermittent very heavy rains.  Now as the darkness approaches we can see, hear 
and feel the sea level rising.   Subtle but powerful swells are arriving at the 
shoreline.  

Franklin is due to arrive in the middle of the night.  We’ll figure out what 
happened when the sun comes up.  Pretty much everybody is sheltering in place.  
Well prepared, intelligently concerned but not particularly frightened. 

We had some very heavy rains earlier in the day - now the real stuff is 
starting.  Hard hard rains.  Here we go.
Flooding is a concern for mainland.  

See you tomorrow.

Diane Campbell - 5 miles north of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye.




- 6:30 AM, Eastern shore, Ambergris Caye
  • By Diane Campbell <dcampbellbz at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2017 06:30:40 -0600
Not a hint of breeze.  Soft air.  Silver sky and sea.  Plants thriving in sweet 
rain.

The big weather-blob out in front of us is impressive on the satellite and we 
are watching.  Time to see if raingear is in good condition.

Happy Father's Day to all....

JPEG image



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- Storm coming?
  • By Diane Campbell <dcampbellbz at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2017 13:24:53 -0600
On Ambergris Caye today the weather could be described as "variable" ....... the skies go from partly cloudy to overcast back to some-blue with the occasional rainstorm visible out to sea.  
We know that there is weather out in front of us but  body seems particularly alarmed.   Just now noticed that pressure has begun to drop.   Still a beautiful day on the beach.

I own two homes.  One on AC and the other on Isla Margarita.  Both islands are in areas of interest right now..... Blessings to Venezuela as stresses continue.  

--
Diane Campbell
PO Box 101
San Pedro Town
Ambergris Caye
Belize

Phone + 501-226-5200
Cel + 501-610-5118


- Messy weather coming?
  • By Diane Campbell <dcampbellbz at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:47:46 -0600
On Ambergris Caye the weather goes from sunny to cloudy back to sunny ...... Sun showers yesterday with magical rainbow over the reef.    We expect that big rains are on the way.... Islanders look forward to filling cisterns and watering plants.  
San Pedro Lobsterfest is ON through Sunday the 25th.  Rain or shine, the food rocks.



--
Diane Campbell
PO Box 101
San Pedro Town
Ambergris Caye
Belize

Phone + 501-226-5200
Cel + 501-610-5118


- Ambergris Caye
  • By Diane Campbell <dcampbellbz at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2017 11:17:43 -0600
Super-windy today - easy to get sand-blasted if you take a beach walk.  
Heavy overcast.  

NO sargassum at the moment (yea).

A bad day to wash windows or dive, a good day for relaxing or catching up on 
paperwork in-office.   


Weather in 2017 has not followed the “usual” patterns …….. rains came early, 
winds came late.   





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