|Everything from the front porch and yard had to go inside.|
|It was gloomy all day, but not as rainy as we expected. Plus, it was eerily still until later in the evening.|
|The conch shells around this palm tree mark where a big turtle had come ashore and laid eggs on Father's Day.|
|These palm trees had been recently transplanted and didn't have a chance to get fully settled|
in before the hurricane, so they were uprooted some but can probably still be saved.
|The west side of the house, where the winds hit hardest. Some rain came in under the bottom|
window, but only a towels worth - not bad at all!
|By 11:30 am Mark had a cleanup crew over at his house.|
|They were fast, hard-workers.|
|Mark making the Bamboo Bar a bar again.|
|By 12:45 pm, not even an hour and a half later, the place was looking back to normal.|
|The sea was dead calm - no breeze whatsoever.|
|It was a very hot day, so we cooled off in the neighbors' new pool.|
|This enormous moth was also resting on our front porch. Maybe this is where he rode out the storm? It would have been on |
the more protected side of the house...
Hopkins was very fortunate to be spared any major damage or flooding (although the rivers haven't carried away all the rains from the mountains yet), but other parts of Belize were not so lucky. Our hearts go out to those in Belize City and the nearby cayes that got pummeled. Major flooding, plus homes, businesses and docks gone!