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Hurricane Irene Update 5

Friday, August 26, 2011
By Colin
Hurricane Irene Update 5

It’s some time between eleven and noon in Marsh Harbor.  The winds calmed earlier in the night, and the Sea of Abaco is shining turquoise again. Our walk through the Marsh Harbor waterfront revealed little damage.  Only one  power line down, some board fencing down, and a few signs down.  There doesn’t appear to... »

Hurricane Irene Update 4

Thursday, August 25, 2011
By Colin
Hurricane Irene Update 4

Still at the Abaco Beach Resort hotel, Marsh Harbor, Abaco, Bahamas.  It’s nearly seven in the evening, the southern portion of the hurricane has been passing over us for at least four hours now.   The winds are quite strong out of the west, but not getting stronger.  We’re expecting the winds to gradually ease... »

Hurricane Irene Update 3

Thursday, August 25, 2011
By Colin
Hurricane Irene Update 3

A bright spot and weaker winds as the eye of the storm passes over us.The storm appears to be a little ahead of forecasts.  It wasn’t supposed to each us until four this afternoon.  Its early arrival is a positive sign. »

Hurricane Irene Update 2

Thursday, August 25, 2011
By Colin
Hurricane Irene Update 2

A little after nine in the morning on Thursday August 25th, here’s a picture of the sea of abaco, looking south east from our hotel room window.  The wind has picked up considerably since last night.  The sea hasn’t risen yet.  We still have power and water, television reception is getting spotty, as is... »

Hurricane Irene Update

Thursday, August 25, 2011
By Colin

We are in Marsh Harbor in the Abacos, Bahamas.  Irene is expected to pass directly above us tomorrow, Thursday, sometime in the afternoon and into the night.  It may strengthen to a category four hurricane by the time it reaches us.   We had moments of high winds and rain earlier today as feeder bands... »

Parking in Manhattan

Wednesday, September 23, 2009
By Colin
Parking in Manhattan

If you own a car in Manhattan, or are bringing a car into Manhattan, you might find this useful: http://nyc.bestparking.com/ You cannot live and work in Manhattan, and park on the street.  The parking rules and regulations make it impossible.  You’d spend all your free time looking for a  spot for the following day.... »