The Burnetts are ecstatic. Marvin got through Irma, apparently unscathed! He’s a survivor!
Winds apparently got up to 70 knots at times, a “Violent Storm” in sailor speak, but Marvin’s lines held and his bimini didn’t fly off! Good, because that’s always so awkward!
He of course isn’t out of the woods yet, as this awful hurricane season doesn’t end until November 30. So his sails will stay off for a while longer and he will continue to bask in the Florida sun, because a move outside the hurricane zone isn’t possible at the moment — Mel’s passport has expired! Aaargh!
Also, all of that arm flapping has sent Jose out to sea! Good job, guys! Whoop whoop!
Now we turn our hearts and minds to the rest of Florida and the battered Caribbean. The sailing and cruising groups are alight with sailors trying to help by sailing down supplies and the like, but Greg and Mel are still sorting out the best way the Burnetts can use their doctor, pilot, sailor, or nerd skills to help. Too bad we don’t have a C-130, giant water barrels, a trash barge, or a crane lying around…
Thanks to the power of Facebook, Liz Childs was able to share this photo of Marvin with us after the hurricane: