• I wish I was a frog!

    I could just jump out of harms way ... Hurricane Dennis is headed into the Gulf of Mexico. At the moment we are just at the edge of the predicted path. Soon we'll have to decide if we leave or stay. I surely don't want to meet another guy like Charley!

  • Trapped

    We still don't know what we will do. Dennis is out there, slowly coming closer into the gulf. At the moment it looks like we can stay here - but then again, last year they said Charley was a category 2 hurricane and would hit Tampa. It turned out to be a…

  • The travelling turtle, 9 of 9

    Our hero on the way to the lake ... Update on Hurricane Dennis: We will be staying home. The forecast for us looks a little bit better at this moment, but things can change fast. Right now it's a category 4 storm. Tomorrow Dennis will supposedly be out…


  • Hurricane Dennis

    Friday, 6pm The outer bands of Hurricane Dennis are moving in. We are under tornado watch until tomorrow morning. The first shelter opened a few minutes ago. The storm is a category 4 right now, still over Cuba.

  • Hurricane Dennis

    Friday, 7:10 pm Heavy downpour. There is some lightning, and the first lakes are forming on the golf course.

  • Hurricane Dennis

    Friday, 7pm The rain has started. The lanai shutter is closed since 4pm.


  • Hurricane Dennis

    Friday, 7:30 pm The first heavy downpour is over, there is a lot of water on the golfcourse.

  • Hurricane Dennis

    Saturday, 9am First tasks after waking up: Have some coffee, check satellite image, watch forecast on tv, take picture ;-) Right now the storm is been downgraded to a category 2, but will probably strengthen again. At the moment it's as close to us as i…

  • Hurricane Dennis

    Saturday, 12 noon: No golf today ... The storm is about 150 miles away from us and will stay in that distance as it inches it's way up north in the Gulf of Mexico. We will be fine!


  • Hurricane Dennis

    Saturday, 4:30pm Very strong winds and an occasional rain squall. But we feel safe. Current satellite image

  • Hurricane Dennis

    Sunday, 9am Rain squalls from the feederbands coming thru, we have heavy rain on and off. It's hot and muggy outside, but not very windy. Tomorrow the sun should shine again. Good luck to the Florida panhandle, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Hold o…

  • Hurricane Dennis

    Sunday, 10am The wind has ripped of some covers under the carport, but that's all the damage I can see from up here. We were VERY lucky!


  • Hurricane Dennis

    Saturday's satellite image from the National Hurricane Center (source) For those of you who cannot imagine how a hurricane works: The wind turns counter clockwise around the well defined eye of the storm. That's why we were getting heavy rain before the…

  • Hurricane Dennis

    Sunday's satellite image from the National Hurricane Center (source) For more information please look at the previous satellite image

  • Hurricane Dennis

    Sunday, 1:30pm The first sign of blue sky, and the flags were just put up on the golfcourse! Slowly life becomes normal again. My heart goes out to the people on the northern Gulf coast. Stay safe and hang in there! Soon it will be over for you as well,…