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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on October 1, 2012

When you’ve been in business 37 years…

…you sure have a chance to improve things. I’ve been going through old photos and just found this picture of our dining hall, circa 1992 or so. Hurricane Mitch took it and the land it was standing on in 1998. The surf board that was in the rafters surfaced on our shore about two years later, uncovered by the wave action. I was unable to find a picture of our current dining hall from th

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on July 23, 2012

Hurricanes and how they affect us

When you have an island in Belize, you watch hurricanes, believe me. Hurricane season has started for this year, but it’s been mild so far [KNOCK ON WOOD]. I just found some old images, and found one pre-Hurricane Mitch (1998) when our hammock palapa used to be out by our surf dock. Trying to find an image that matches is difficult, but I found 2 views from inside our old dining hall and fro

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on February 28, 2012

Islands on the atoll: Nothing stays the same

Check out these two photos of the point of our island in Belize. We just came across an old shot taken from our third year on Long Caye, in 1999. This was the first year after Hurricane Mitch swept over the island with 30’ waves (but no wind), knocking down four of our buildings and carving 40’ off the front side of the island. The storm then deposited the rubble and sand into a new peninsula,

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on October 28, 2011

Our favorite book, The Ship and the Storm

In late October of 1998 Hurricane Mitch sat out in the middle of the Bay of Honduras and churned for almost a week. Cully and I were in Moab, watching it on the internet in horror. This storm acted in ways storms don’t usually act, and at the time it was the 5th largest storm on record. Because we were far from the storm (about 100-125 miles), but there were no obstacles between us and it, huge

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on June 27, 2011

Memories of Hurricane Mitch

In late October of 1998 a hurricane formed off the coast of Panama and started heading north. The storm was named Mitch, and was following a normal course for that time of the year, and was expected to veer to the NW and possibly hit the northern Yucatan and maybe Cuba. However, when it reached a latitude approximately level with Belize and about 400 miles to the east, it suddenly stalled out and

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