Sunday, November 8, 2009

Hurricane Ida a Non-Event in Cancun

Well phooey and phew. "Phooey" because we had such an exciting build up and then nada (we like a little storm excitement around here), "phew" out of relief that nothing horrible happened. Hurricane Ida has come and gone from Cancun and the Yucatan Peninsula, making her way into the Gulf of Mexico. We did have a lot of rain this week, but not what I would consider "hurricane rain" and certainly no wind came our way. Even when she was at the closest point to Cancun, we were dry and wind-free. Friday and Saturday brought much heavier rains than today when she was supposed to make her biggest impact. There was some serious flooding downtown, but that's it, no pasa nada! Back to real life, school and work tomorrow and hopefully sunshine will be returning very soon. Usually after a big storm we're back to blue skies fairly quickly, I suspect by tomorrow (Monday) or Tuesday the tourists will be bronzing their backsides on the beach once again.

I took a trip out to the hotel zone this morning to grab some photos and video of the ocean, I was hoping for some waves and got'em! I got kicked off the beach at Playa Delfines by Civil Protection, but snuck back in to a couple of different spots. I'm such a rebel.

Foamy Beach at Playa Delfines

Surfer's Heaven
(though I saw no one foolish enough to try)

I LOVE A Stormy Sea

I wouldn't want to swim in it, but it was gorgeous to look at

And video from yesterday's flooding downtown....

And that's that. My thoughts go out to of all those in Central America who suffered much more than we did here (at least 42 dead in El Salvador) and I wish lots of luck to those still in Ida's path. For those of us in Cancun and the Riviera Maya, we're all good, we're done with Ida and hopefully done with hurricanes until next year.


Gaelyn said...

Those waves are great. Glad you're all safe and sound.

ElleCancun said...

Hey rebel!! I've been kicked out of there a few times as well... for sorta the same reasoning!" I remember my "first" hurricane... wow was I stupid! LOL!! I liked to call myself "the stupid canadian" - hehehe, aren't we all excited for our first?? LOL!! Great videos as always! I even told my parents to take a look!

KfromMichigan said...

Great videos .. I agree with loving to watch the rough water. Those waves .. wow! And those flooded streets, well I've been stranded several times in Centro. Glad you are all safe.

Chicagotom said...

Really nice hurricane posting Kelly, Your pix's at Playa Delfines were excellent. When we got there at noonish Sunday it was much calmer. Nice youTube videos too. Thanks!

CancunCanuck said...

Gaelyn- Thanks amiga, all is well! Back to sunshine again. :)

On Mexican Time- Suuuure that's why you were kicked off the beach, LOL! "Stupid Canadian"? Nah, "Curious Canuck", much nicer way to phrase it. :)

KfromMichigan- You've seen Cancun's dirty underskirts, oops! Downtown after a rain is not quite like the paradise you see in the brochures, that's for sure.

Tom- Thanks, I saw that you made your way out there too, we must have just missed each other. Love the pics!

minshap said...

love your stormy sea pics... just being out there to take them must have been a religious experience!!

CancunCanuck said...

Minshap- It really is kind of religious, being so close to the power of nature, the smells, the feel of the wind, the sound of the waves, it's a full body experience for sure! Nice to see you amiga, hope things are well. :)

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