Couples Swept Away - October 2012 - Trip 18 of 26

You don't go to the Caribbean during hurricane season without accepting the possibility of a storm. Hurricane Sandy formed a couple of days after we arrived. Fortunately, it hit the Ocho Rios side of the island with much more force than the Negril end of the island.
Suzi and a friendly cat on the beach.

An early morning shot of the beach looking north.

Same time except looking south.

Coke unleaded is called "Coke Light" in Jamaica.

Footballs made out of coconuts.

The garden from our room. Light rain has begun.

Sunset as the storm approaches.

The calm before the storm.

Step one with a storm approaching is to pack up the beach.

Move the beach furniture back.

More furniture out of harm's way.

The rest of the loungers.

Catamarans moved off the beach.

The main pool filled with furniture and sails.

Furniture from the pool deck.

The wind is picking up.

As are the waves.

The full force of the storm hits us.

Storm surge.

The storm passes.

A sea turtle blown to shore by the storm.

He posed for photos and then left.

We celebrate with ackee & saltfish.