Monday, 15 June 2009

Lightning strike

Ist June was the official start of the hurricane season and we were struck by lightning...

Lost the ssb, hence no blogging, weather, emails. Radar dead, autopilot dead, all LED lights blown. VHF aerial vaporized...

Feeling pretty shocked. We were in a quiet lagoon in central Belize and sat with wide eyes in the early morning as the world seemed to be coming to an end around us. Not a pleasant experience. Anyway the boat survived as did we. We are slowly working our way through the problems and hope we can repair some parts.

Oh and to add insult to injury the depth gauge stopped working too. Huh!


John said...


How awful!! We are so sorry. Thank heavens you two are okay.

We're in North Carolina now and pretty grateful we missed the earthquake.

Strange times. Maybe the Maya are right once again. 2012 here we come!

Beth Tally

Second Summit said...


Glad to have you back in the blogosphere, but sure am sorry to hear about all the electronics.

Many Blessings to boat and crew for speedy (and easy) recovery.