In one word nothing. This is all new to me but at times I do think I have a clue.
this came so fast and many just heard of it Wed or after. For most
there were few choices if any of getting away and the question then was
where because of the ocean and the way it was tracking.
the tension here Friday afternoon in Nogalito was easily felt and no
macho shit here this guy was scared even with having probably the best
casa in town for an event like this. There were others who felt the
In the afternoon it was sprinkling and raining
lightly off and on. Walking around talking with others in other words
taking up time till the first effects of the "biggest hurricane"
Had lunch and went up and got things food and
other, secured it best I could and went back down to my friends and
landlord's to wait as was not going to go through this thing alone.
Was watching the track very closely as the internets and electricity have remained on and here is my take -
Patricia was headed due north directly at Puerto Vallarta with the eye maybe 80 miles away approximately.
to 20 miles before making landfall just west of the 105th longitude the
eye collapsed. It made land where the eye would have been 60 miles due
south of here. We were within the perimeters of this thing and it
drifted to the east. A little after 6 I came home.
The wind never blew nor was there intense rain. It rained most of the night but sleeping was good so don't know how much.
The storm weakening PLUS mountains were key without question. That's my story. I really don't know what this has done inland.
Walking around yesterday thought but only for
a fleeting second of taking pictures for a before and after comparison.
No way was the door going to opened into that realm. Maybe it's because
of not doing so that made a difference as well. Just as plausible as
other reasons that get thrown around to my way of thinking. In any case -
I am very happy. Not been out but sure many others are just as elated. I will be happy for a long period I think.
whole coastal area north and south of Puerto Vallarta has been spared.
Have not been out yet as the peaceful feeling this morning is wonderful.
Cerveza will be had today and more than one.
extremely fortunate and my hopes that others inland faired as well. It
truly amazes me that this monster of a storm and so close that if you
didn't know it was there you wouldn't have.
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