Archive for November, 2010

November 6, 2010 – sunshine!

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

For the first time in a week the central Pacific coast woke up to some blue skies and sun shine.  The rain has stopped and the river levels have dropped.  There are still 4 people missing in the town near San Jose that was hit hardest by the heavy rains.

I was just down at the marina and nobody is out fishing.  Everyone is checking bilge pumps, charging batteries and cleaning up after a week of crappy weather.  My poor little bilge pump has probably ran non stop the past 5 days.

The good news is this should be about the end of our rainy season.

November 5, 2010 – more rain and heartache

Friday, November 5th, 2010

It’s another heartbreaking day in Costa Rica as the number of dead and missing increase after some of the worst rains we have had in recent memory.  The rain has not let up making rescue and recovery efforts dangerous and difficult.

Firemen, Red Cross, Police, friends, relatives and neighbors continue to search waist deep in mud to try and find the missing after the flash floods and mudslides…at times digging with their bare hands.

Schools are closed, roads are closed, bridges have been shut down and the country continues to be in a state of national emergency.

You can tell a lot about a people when things are at there worse.  They don’t give up and cry…they fight.  The Costa Ricans are wonderful people and to watch them come together with the limited resources they have  makes me proud to live here.  Viva Costa Rica

November 4, 2010 – who’ll stop the rain

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Every Oct/Nov we get dumped on for a week straight and this seems to be that week.  I was hoping we were going to dodge a bullet this year but I guess not.

Costa Rica has declared a national emergency because of the heavy rains.  A few people have died, there are 15 people missing, schools are closed and some towns are closed.  I tried to go to the town of Parrita yesterday to pick up paperwork for my ATV but the road in and out of town were closed because of high water.  I saw lots of homes under water.

It rained hard all night and when I woke up I had an inch of water in my house..no damage but not a fun thing to wake up to…mops, dry vacs and floor fans to try and dry everything out…what a mess.

The death toll is now at 19 as they start to find the missing.

I heard the 38′ express in Quepos that is listed on my website broke off it’s mooring, hit the rocks and sunk early this morning.  Nobody is fishing today but I heard some long line guys out by the craters were catching lots of marlin and mahi mahi.

November 2, 2010 – rain, rain, rain

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

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November has sure started out with some crappy weather along the Pacific coast.  Yesterday was gray with steady drizzle and last night it started raining hard has not let up yet.  This is typical for the end of our rainy season and hopefully wil end soon.  I don’t think anyone has fished the past couple days.

The photo above is a nice rooster caught last week on the 36′ express.