July 3, 2008

Tropical Storm Douglas wallops La Manzanilla

LA MANZANILLA, Jalisco, Mexico - The Admiral and I watched Mexico's Pacific coast weather developing from our vantage point of several thousand miles distant yesterday, as weather generated way out in the Pacific sent rain and huge waves into La Manzanilla and all along the Jalisco coast.

The best source of on-the-ground information is the La Manzanilla Message Board, which has postings from people still in town.

We read all the postings and an email from Jane Gorby.

Hokey-smokes Bullwinkle, the town got hit pretty hard.

The are tales of water in beach houses and restaurants and waves rolling right up the arroyo to Martin's Restaurant.

The bridge over the arroyo, by the way, seems mostly gone.

We're concerned about our amigos Mario and Sharon who are living in their new house on the ocean in Tenacatita, just down the beach from our lot. Cell phone service out there is spotty at best, but perhaps later today we'll hear how they fared.

Here's a link to some photos:
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  • Here's a link to videos:
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