Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Cyclone Winston's Damage

These are some of the boats beached during the cyclone, I think there were 17 in total & that wasn't counting the little local boats.

A few are still waiting for the high tides next month to try & get off as the storm surge during the cyclone took some of the boat way above the high water mark.

Do hope we don't get another cyclone before the season ends as the growth is starting to come alive again.

Friday, March 18, 2016

After Winston

Well how time has flown, it is 4 weeks tomorrow since Winston hit, & still there is so much to be done.

A few of the yachts have been floated but some are still stuck high up on land because of the tidal surge that happened with the cyclone. these are waiting for the higher tides that are expected next month,

It is amazing to hear the stories about the experiences of the many that were effected during the cyclone. what is also amazing is there weren't any deaths here in Savusavu, so we were really luck in that respect.

 Terry is still busy working on the boat, but in this heat he can only do so many hours plus the property still has a lot of clearing to be done. It takes a lot to cut one of those old coconut trees up!

Because the boat is still on the trailer on shore we are getting a lot of good reports of fish being caught. that is always the way. once back in the water the fish would have gone!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Cyclone Winston

It is a week since Winston surprised us with a category 5.
We were fortunately one of the lucky ones, we were safe & so was the house and boat, but the property is a mess.
We lost 10 coconut trees & most of the banana trees, our breadfruit & avocado trees have a good trim.
But these things will grow back like the flowers. It is the people that have lost everything that will take time to recover & rebuild their lives.
There were about 18 boats that were damaged some beyond repair, it is a sad sight to drive around  & see the yachts in the mangroves & along the coast line some were home to their owners.
We had given our cyclone mooring to a boat as we were on land, unfortunately for him 2 yachts broke their mooring interlocked & moved down the anchorage area hitting the boat on our mooring overturing it, & carried on hitting boats along the way until they washed up on the shoreline.
Some of the town area have phone & electricity but some like us will have a long wait, power poles & lines are still down along the roadside.
Looking out from our porch towards the airport everything looks so bleak all the lush greenery is replaced by trees without any leaves .some look  like they should be in a desert.
Hopefully the people that have nothing left of their homes will get assistants soon.

Cyclone Winston

One of the yachts that broke it's mooring

Cyclone Winston

Yet another yacht agrown

Cyclone Winston

No lush greenery as I look out to the airport

Cyclone Winston

Some of the coconut trees that came down