Hurricane Dorian

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Wunderground showed Hurricane Dorian on track to come right over us with winds to 60 mph and a lot of rain. We had a couple of hours before it started, so we showered and did laundry in the nice Peaceful River Campground. Don came by to say he was going to the hospital to see his wife and would be back by 12:00. 

By 9:00 it started raining with some wind, and it built up all day. By mid-afternoon it was blowing and raining hard. If this is 60mph, I don’t want to be in 160mph winds. Later I would learn it was equivalent to a category 2 with 90mph winds. Ralph, the campground owner’s father, stopped by to see if we were OK, then asked if we wanted a couple of pieces of apple pie his wife had baked. Well sure! “Anything else you need?” We asked if he had orange juice, and he did. In short order he drove his car right up to the trailer, bringing apple pie and orange juice. He saw our two leaks with pots underneath and said, “We’ll fix those tomorrow. I have some good stuff that will work.”


We spent the day reading books and checking the weather. Martha watched a movie. We are plugged into power, but it went out about mid-day. Fortunately, the batteries were fully-charged, and I was amazed to see we were getting a little solar (1-2 amps) during this storm. The danger with a trailer in a storm is a tree coming down. We were in a good spot clear of trees and power lines. We were lucky to be pointed into the wind. There was no doubt – I owe Martha desert.

  4 comments for “Hurricane Dorian

  1. September 8, 2019 at 9:41 am

    We are so glad you are ok,what a great adventure story

    • September 8, 2019 at 4:51 pm

      Thank you Ken and Ruth. Hope you guys are having fun.

  2. pgevergreen
    September 8, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Seems you weathered the storm with warm some pie. Glad your safe and well feed.

    Martha is always right. I had called Ralph and asked he bring you the pie. I am a man of my word and deliver on my lost bets. He didn’t say anything??
    Thanks for the up date.

    • September 8, 2019 at 4:56 pm

      Evening PG, I see you are claiming victory over the desert. I am always impressed, but now even more so! And you would be friends with a guy like Ralph. Martha’s favorite saying is, “When will you ever learn! I am ALWAYS right!”

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