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Belize Update

General Weather/Ernesto

Published: Sat, Aug 4 2012 11:10 EDT
From: Diane Campbell <dcampbellbz at gmail.com>

San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Beautiful full moon last night.
Super weather today.   
See early morning photo below - photo credit goes to Elbert Greer of White 
Sands Dive Shop.

We're watching Ernesto of course.  Successive predictions have moved the storm 
track somewhat south, and seeing 4 of 6 computer models having an arrival in 
Belize does make one sit up and take notice.  
The good news - and it is very good indeed - is that strength is predicted to 
be in the low end of a Category One.  That kind of storm doesn't phase most 
islanders any a'tall.
We're blessed with a remarkable Barrier Reef that blocks waves & major surge, 
and with a sufficiently flat terrain that there is no fear of landslides or 
significant flooding.  

Have heard from a couple of tourists (with arrival dates of next week) 
wondering what we think will happen but all I can say is to watch the reliable 
maps and websites - for sure don't watch the US based TV shows that are either 
all about the US coastline and/or are looking for ratings with rants and 
At this point I don't know of anybody around here who is particularly tense 
over this one.     Curious, aware and prepared? Yes.      Scared? Nope.

To all of our visitors - the tourism industry in Belize (and particularly in 
the cayes) is well-versed in safety and is dedicated to erring on the side of 
caution where your welfare is concerned.  We'll take excellent care of you rain 
or shine.  Come on down - the welcome mat has your name on it!

As for this particular resident - I'm planning a day of gardening & laundry 
interspersed with a few dips in the sea and some hammock-time (pulp fiction 
If anything more exciting happens I'll make another posting.  For now all is 
very well indeed. 


Diane Campbell
Ambergris Caye, Belize


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