The Two Faces of This Week’s Storms, and the Loss of a Shrimp Boat

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.

Photo ©Moises Romero

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!

About Dianne Hofner Saphiere

There are loads of talented people in this gorgeous world of ours. We all have a unique contribution to make, and if we collaborate, I am confident we have all the pieces we need to solve any problem we face. I have been an intercultural organizational effectiveness consultant since 1979, working primarily with for-profit multinational corporations. I lived and worked in Japan in the late 70s through the 80s, and currently live in and work from México, where with a wonderful partner we've raised a bicultural, global-minded son. I have worked with organizations and people from over 100 nations in my career. What's your story?

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