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You are probably having grave thoughts about your plans for the Bahamas after the Hurricane.

All I can think is that the Bahamas needs you desperately now. Even though the Exumas have been untouched, tourism in the whole of the Bahamas will be badly affected. Its these tourism dollars that the local population exist upon.

Even in the untouched south people will be pinching for the foreseeable future. Every meal on shore, every souvenir you buy, every tour you do will help the people there more than any other year.

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We are heading south for our second trip to the Bahamas (currently in the northern Chesapeake, won’t move on to the ICW until later in October). Last year we went from the Abacos to Eleuthera, Exumas, and back through before returning to Southern New England for the summer.

When we became aware of the devastation, Mr. cthoops said the same thing as you did, Mark. Our tourism dollars, even if they are a tiny drop in the bucket, will be needed even more now.

There are hundreds of islands that weren’t physically affected by Dorian. We are definitely still going. Guyfromthenorth, hope to see you down there!

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It's 0343am EST and I'm pulling into buffalo after doing 14hr in a force 7. A bit tired! We did 7 days to shoot Huron st Clair (both rivers) and Erie. We have full plans to still go to the bahamas of course. I'm used to disaster zones, I have been a wildfire fighter for the majority of my adult life. If I can help (dollars or sweat) I'm all over it. Trip of a lifetime!

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Buffalo???

Take care of your navigation. That river gets messy.


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Tnx mark. Holding up at the park marina by the south entry for now. Need some sleep!
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Re: "10 Day" countdown is on for my departure to the Bahamas

I just read an article that Abaco may be permanently doomed. There is some consideration for fully evacuating it. The billions it will take to rebuild may not ever be available (or perhaps justified economically), especially given the funds required on the big islands.


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Are you doing Erie Canal or Welland Canal? Welland seems easier.
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I just read an article that Abaco may be permanently doomed. There is some consideration for fully evacuating it. The billions it will take to rebuild may not ever be available (or perhaps justified economically), especially given the funds required on the big islands.
LOL

I love the way politicians think they can just 'evacuate' people who have lived in an area for generations.
Is this just because they are poorer than most?
There would be a line up of Hollywood celebs trying to buy a bit of secluded beach front now the local people have been chucked out?
Remember, some families have been there since 1783.


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But many plantations were just abandoned, so in 1896 the British Government passed a commonage act which bequeathed the land to those families that had worked on them
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Turning some very vulnerable coastal areas into nature preserves often makes a lot of sense in every way. It boosts tourism and limits development to areas where its safer for people and wildlife.
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I love the way politicians think they can just 'evacuate' people who have lived in an area for generations.
Is this just because they are poorer than most? .....
It was just one report, so I don't know it's true, but it's not an awful idea. Unless Abaco can justify the economic cost of rebuilding, just to be blown down again, it probably shouldn't be rebuilt.

The Bahamas have always short changed the out islands. I imagine there is some greed involved, but suspect it's simply because there isn't enough to go around 70+ islands in such an inefficient manner. Where do the estimated billions they say it will cost to rebuild just Abaco come from?

I suppose, if one wanted to stay, without the government rebuilding roads, power, water, schools, etc, they could or should. Or they could rebuild on their own. It would set them back in their standard of living by about 200 years.

Things change, we can't keep everything the way we found it in our short time on the planet. Abaco was not originally inhabited by it's current population, nor any of it's ancestors. Everything changes.


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It's 0343am EST and I'm pulling into buffalo after doing 14hr in a force 7. A bit tired! We did 7 days to shoot Huron st Clair (both rivers) and Erie. We have full plans to still go to the bahamas of course. I'm used to disaster zones, I have been a wildfire fighter for the majority of my adult life. If I can help (dollars or sweat) I'm all over it. Trip of a lifetime!
We crossed Lake Erie from Erie, PA to Port Colborne, ON yesterday. The last few hours were rough. Glad you made it safe to port.
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