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Posted by Daniel H on September 14, 2014, 8:13 am
Edited by board administrator September 14, 2014, 8:16 am

Next couple hours should be interesting. High tide 10:30 am, just about the
time Odile will be straight off the coast. Here are Tropical wind predictions.

Need update Bret!


Re: Odile

Posted by Daniel H on September 14, 2014, 8:37 am, in reply to "Odile"

Here is a more recent wind map Sun 2 am. We are still getting off shore
winds, that will change as the storm passes to onshore, pushing the ocean
up onto shore. I would imagine that Melaque is getting some pretty strong
winds about now.


Re: Odile

Posted by Jane G on September 14, 2014, 8:49 am, in reply to "Re: Odile"

Nice coverage of you on the Peace Cam, D, moving the beach bar to higher ground. Stay dry down there!

Re: Odile

Posted by Daniel H on September 14, 2014, 8:54 am, in reply to "Re: Odile"

There are still 3 big logs on the beach that should be moved up so the ocean
doesn't use them as battering rams. Yesterday I asked some workers (that
Tim hired to clean his beach area) to help me move them, they said they were
coming back with a chainsaw to cut them up. They never showed back up.

Re: Odile

Posted by Mark S. on September 14, 2014, 12:13 pm, in reply to "Re: Odile"

While the wind is still coming from the east, the surf is huge and, I'm sure Daniel knows, the surge is high. Aceves and Pedro's couldn't open up if they wanted to.

Right now, we seem to be in a lull, but looking at the surf, the clouds both to the west and east, I think we might actually get this storm.

Bret B. needs to get to work!

Re: Odile

Posted by Daniel H on September 14, 2014, 2:31 pm, in reply to "Odile"
Edited by board administrator September 14, 2014, 2:50 pm

Well, we didn't get the winds from the back side of Odile (something I don't
understand but Bret does) but we are sure getting the storm surge. Big ass
waves are hammering and at times getting over my little 2 ft wave barrier
which is located right in front of the peace storm cam. The stump that
the cam is sitting on has gotten wet and has sand and sticks around it
How often do you get live hurricane coverage from a cam located in the ocean!

One of the big logs ended up on Loka Lara's patio, I don't know where the other
two went, down the beach someplace.

I think the biggest of the waves have happened but I don't trust this ocean at
all, its very capable of producing a set of waves which will top any set that
has come in yet. Some of the waves are huge, I would say around 10 ft? We are
heading for a nice low tide at 1 am, that should be enough to put us in the clear.

Re: Odile

Posted by D Beck on September 14, 2014, 7:15 pm, in reply to "Re: Odile"

Great job on the storm cam, thanks for making this happen Daniel.
See you in November.

Re: Odile

Posted by Daniel H on September 14, 2014, 8:48 pm, in reply to "Re: Odile"
Edited by board administrator September 14, 2014, 9:38 pm

Your welcome, my pleasure.

I don't know how much of the evening was captured by the cam but it was great fun.
Linny came to visit, we had some beer and Tequila, then I took the cam out
to the beach around 6 or so and just held it on my lap, pointing it different
directions North and South, at the surfers and then laid it on the beach.
We got soaked by a big wave which spilled my Tequila. I came to the office
to refill and noticed that the last scene was of two kids walking by on the beach.

Those of you who use the cam know that every so often it shuts off and you
have to click the arrow to make it go again. This is a way for Earth Cam to
save on band width, to be sure the person streaming the cam is watching.

When I clicked the arrow it said that my flash had crashed so I needed to
restart the computer. I don't know when the computer crashed but there
was a lot of fun happening. I had given the cam to Linny who was pointing
it all over the place, including at the people who were partying at Loka
Lara's and those watching the storm at Rahual's. I told her it may not be a
good idea to do that since it violates people's privacy.

Anyway, back out onto the beach and a lot more fun. Linny dancing with the
people partying at Loka's and other stuff. Turns out most people don't mind
being on cam, even it its going out to the whole world, in fact that makes
it all the better!

So more of the same until I tire of holding the cam and put it back on the
stump (its home).

By the time I get off the beach the cam has once again frozen, perhaps there
is a problem with the wiring when I move it around? It is water proof, to
a point. The point being I don't know when the cam was working or not working,
but it was a new chapter in the evolution of La Manzanilla live and a ton of fun.

Here is a screen shot of what was on my computer at the end of the evening. Looks to me
like the clouds are flipping me off, as if to say "screw it, none of it matters"