For those of you who might not be able to translate, “Viento Del Diablo” means Devil Winds. Yesterday in the morning winds were gusting up to 60mph and the ocean looked like we’ve never seen before. As waves would break the tops would blow off of them and the spray would continue to travel out to sea and out of sight. People’s foot prints in the sand would blow away in minutes. The most dangerous thing was the mango attack. Large, hard, unripe mangos were falling like grenades and luckily nobody got hurt. The staff did get to take home some large sacks of mangos though.
I had to do an airport run which took me up over a mountain pass and that was a white knuckle affair. I was worried about coming home with guests over the pass, but what I found was that at 80kph running down wind with the windows open, it was like we were standing still. As soon as the road turned broadside the the wind the cabin was blasted… every time we ran down with the wind though it got still again…kind a cool.
The wind had abated a little when we got home and we were anxious to wash off the road dust so we jumped in and got some pretty good shacks out front. Today isn’t as windy as yesterday but we’re still getting 30mph gusts. Just barely surf-able. The forecast shows the winds abating some more….good news…I can’t imagine them getting any stronger!