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RE: Donna/trip

You are right about the on land animals as well... didn't see much of them
either- but that was throughout the ports and many were not effected by the
hurricane. They warned you about bringing bug spray, but I didn't see any
bugs and west nile was one of my concerns since some of our off ship
excursions included going thru the jungles. Guessing we were too early in
the season or something- didn't see many flowering plants either :(  But the
weather was in the 90's, which was a big difference from the 10 below when
we left here. Even my 45sp suntan lotion didn't keep me from burning up, but
of course, I am very fair skinned, so of course, now I am peeling -Yuck!
(and for those of you wondering, nope- didn't sit in the sun to get a tan,
but being in the water and just walking around caused it.)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Andrea Hodges
> Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2006 2:03 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Donna/trip
> That's what it's like after a major hurricane Donna. Although Hugo was not
> as bad as Katrina, the landscape was damaged many miles inland. It took
> several years for the wildlife to come back, including the sea birds, and
> you can still see signs now almost 17 years later if you know where to
> look.
> Glad you got to see some green though and enjoy some warm temps. I'm
> freezing. LOL! Only 5 days to go!
> A
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2006 9:52 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Donna/trip
> > Traffic wasn't bad at all. Made it from Hobby to Galveston in about 45
> min
> > both ways. Noreen, you need to come up here sometime and learn about
> cold
> > weather and what traffic jams are really about :)
> >
> > But back to the trip and gardening thoughts-
> >
> > One of the ports we stopped in was Cozumel. Having never seen what a
> > hurricane really does, I was just amazed. I do not think there is a tree
> > (or
> > what ever palm tree types are called) that was over 7 ft tall. I could
> > only
> > imagine what the floral of the town did look like. Uprooted trees and
> > sheared off tops where everywhere. But nature is rebounding, as many are
> > re-sprouting from the trunks, and you can see the smaller versions
> > beginning
> > to emerge even in the areas they have not started to clean up, let alone
> > plant new.
> >
> > Another interesting item is the how the underwater sand moved. You could
> > see
> > how it buried the coral, not many big fish were to be seen either.
> > Thoughts
> > ranged from the larger fish leaving the area or washed away and only the
> > small fry/eggs embedded in the coral survived this. Or is this normal at
> > this time of the year?
> >
> > The pier is not walk able yet with huge chunks missing or so battered.
> > Appeared they were working on getting a seawall up and not to concerned
> > about the pier itself yet. (All cruise line boats where tethered out)
> >
> > Of course construction is everywhere- with many building gutted, some
> not
> > quite done yet, to the downtown commercial area is mostly up and
> running.
> >
> > Interesting also how ports just a few miles away had no signs of any
> > damage.
> >
> > It was nice to see green, but somehow, I was expecting to see more
> plants
> > flowering ... and am not used to seeing so much military presence.
> >
> > Donna
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> Hey Donna!
> >> Welcome back.  Geesh, I can't even imagine.  I stayed in that  entire
> >> weekend, just about froze to death.  To make it worse, the All Star
> game
> >> was that
> >> weekend, so the traffic already in a mess due to the rain, was  full of
> >> out of
> >> towners.....lots of chaos.
> >> Hope you had a good time on your cruise....and hope you are able to
> >> adjust
> >> to the changes in temps without getting sick.
> >> Noreen
> >>
> >>
> >> In a message dated 2/24/2006 11:02:31 PM Central Standard Time,
> gardenc
> >> hat-owner@hort.net writes:
> >>
> >> Yep...  arrived at Hobby on Saturday. I realize you folks thought it
> was
> >> cold, but  it was 54 degrees warmer than were I came  from!
> >>
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