Friday 11th March was as you know a terrible day, Japan was hit by a 8.9 earthquake triggering a massive Tsunami that caused major destruction, and was so sudden people had little time to react resulting sadly in many deaths.
A Tsunami warning was issued for most of the Pacific and we were politely asked to get out of the water by the police, all the local fishing boats were pulled up the beaches or loaded onto trucks to reach higher ground. A delegation from the local concil, police, navy and immigration came by the house to warn us and advise us to lock up and seek higher ground.
We began to pack up the house whilst checking the various reports from around the world which said we could expect a surge of between 2 and 7 feet. We then heard that it was only 2 feet in most of California and less than a foot in Mexico so we decided to wait and see. At 4.23pm the Tsunami was supposed to arrive, but luckily we did not see anything.
We were all very impressed with the level of organisation of the various Nicaraguan agencies, and our deepest condolences go to everyone in Japan in the biggest natural disaster there in decades.