Tuesday, 21 August 2007
Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico - Monday 10pm
Until one hour ago I thought: Hurricane Dean - much ado about nothing. But now the storm and the rains have started and wow, the roof of the restaurant where we were eating was making very, very strange noises. Our travel agent decided this morning to take us to Cancun (city center) as the projected landfall of Dean is some 250km South near Chetumal. We should be safe here but having seen the first rains and winds I am not as relaxed as earlier today. They expect electricity will be cut in an hour so without aircon it is going to be a stuffy night. Not sure when everything will be back to normal (supermarkets were very crowded today with people buying lots of water and food) and I hope the town of Chetumal will remain relatively unharmed. Good news: the restaurant broke the law and served beer!