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Category: Atlantic Ocean Islands

September 15, 2003

"The coconuts were more scary than anything else."

From a story in today's Royal Gazette out of Bermuda, a story about surviving Hurricane Fabian:

As frightened islanders sheltered in their homes during the height of Fabian's fury fisherman Blake West and his son James were diving in Flatt's Bay in a bid to save their boat. The pair ran from their Shelly Bay home in swimming shorts, while coconuts rained down in 100 mph winds, after learning their boat Troubadour had bust one of its moorings. Fearing the loss of his livelihood if the 42-foot craft was scuppered Mr. West Sr. ignored the pleadings of his wife Jennifer and set off after being tipped off by friends shortly after 6 p.m Friday.

Full story available here.


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