Sunday, September 7, 2008

Team Gringo Survives Ike

Just a quick note to let you all know that we have come through Category 5 Hurricane Ike.

We'll post up as soon as we can. When we can get out, we'll "soak up" some images! Remarkably, we have power..!!!!

Thank you for the comments, prayers and support. They clearly paid off.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thoughts are with you from the Cayman Islands...went through the same in Hurricane Ivan. All the best. Health and loved ones are the most things!!!

John

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing your experiences so vividly. We have a trip aboard the Explored II scheduled for September 20 and I was looking for a local account of the status following Hannah.

Be safe, and if we do make it for our trip we'd love to give both of you a big hug.

Anonymous said...

Glad to know that you made it through the night.
cass

Debbie said...

Thank God, you have been in my prayers. If you recall, we spoke via email in May of this year. We have a home on Salt Cay. I fear we have nothing left. Stay safe.

Anonymous said...

Our Family prayed for you all last nite. Great news you came thru it. Glad you have power. Again, Glad you are ok. JC3

Anonymous said...

Good to hear you Gringos are OK. All people on TheHullTruth have been praying for you.

Danny
aka Reel Boobs

La Gringa said...

Sounds to me like Grand Turk was hit pretty hard and most likely Salt Cay was too. We'll post anything we can find out.

Word is trickling in around Provo and it looks as though there is not a lot of flooding and we heard only slightly more damage done to our house than Hanna had already bestowed. We're heading out shortly to see for ourselves.

It's been quite a week..!! Gringo has suggested that perhaps we'd like to take a nice, relaxing vacation somewhere say... like on the lip of an active volcano!!

Ain't he a stitch?? :-D

Bendernz said...

My God - as I opened this blog this morning the TV news here showed images of TCI - the report says 80% of buildings have been damaged.

Hope you guys are as OK as possible. You've had a hell time.

Anonymous said...

Hello Gringo and LaGringa,

What refreshing news to hear all is better than expected. I am sure you've had plenty of spiritual support and thoughts from many people. sorry to hear about your boat but happy you are well and stayed safe thru the night with Dooley. The hours must have seemed like days. Best wishes for a quick recovery to all of the TC residents!

Terry

heinz said...

Gringos - so glad you made it through. I was watching the hurricane all day Saturday and am very happy. You will have to let us know how the house did.

Johnny said...

A huge sigh of releif from Seattle...
Glad to hear Dooley is fine (and you two also!)
Johnny

Anonymous said...

Glad you r ok. Was thinking about you guys today.

Anonymous said...

Gringo y Gringa- Soooo glad to hear you survived Ike and that it didn't slaughter your area too badly...

Keep hanging in there...

Sherb

Anonymous said...

Yes, what a relief! I am so glad to hear you guys are safe. I am looking forward to seeing the pictures. I saw a video from another resident of TCI on youtube. He was driving down the road filming (before Ike/after Hanna) and I swear I saw you guys pulling out! I wondered if you knew him..he is from Canada I believe. Give Dooley a hug for me!

Heather

Anonymous said...

The week you've just been through, and you'd still rather head for the lip of an active volcano than the rat race and cold weather.

Glad to see you've made it through.

gw

Pat Magrady said...

Wow was I glad to see that you guys are OK. I checked this morning not expecting to see anything new.

If you find a local charity doing good thinks for the TCI survivors, post it up. I'll send a few $$$ their way.

La Gringa said...

Hi Pat,

Donations can be made online with the Red Cross. Please specify that you want to donate to the Turks & Caicos Islands.

Thank you!

La Gringa

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

Happened upon your blog by chance, glad to hear you are ok. We are very anxious to see some more pics of Ike's aftermath. My wife and I have a boat in the Caicos Marina Shipyard. Noticed you had some photos of the dive boat and what happened to it during Hanna, curious as to whether you have seen how things look now? Hope this finds you doing as well as can be expected, good luck!

Dirk Helmstaedt