First this week came “Miriam,” a beautiful storm in my eyes. She never quite made it to “tropical” proportions, fortunately. She brought us lots of rain and a heavy, dense, flat layer of clouds overhead.
Next came Stormin’ Norman, below, who qualified as a tropical storm, though fortunately we didn’t experience his full effects as his center was quite a ways off shore. He brought a lot of wind, rain, and a whole lot of fog. To me not as thrilling, but definitely more energy and excitement.
Norman also caused the sinking of a shrimp boat that tried to take shelter in port. Eight crew members made it safely to shore, though it was far from easy, as you can see, and it was sadly a complete loss of boat and equipment.
Norman sadly caused loads of flooding of streets and houses, and the closing of most schools on Friday, and these boys seem to be making the best of it.
The Mexican National Surf Championships are here in Mazatlán this weekend. For those who love large, out-of-control waves, I guess the storms have been good news. Fortunately for us, today, Saturday, has dawned sunny and clear — perfect weather for viewing a surfing championship!