Friday, January 04, 2019

MARIA log January 4 Day 103 Thursday

 Thursday, January 4 day 103

Marie and I hoped to dive today, to get our New Year's and her birthday dive in. Not today!

We  looked at Rompeolas where we did last year's New Year's/birthday dive. Surf was up and the water was ugly - green, murky. At least there is sand for the entry.

Then we checked out Crashboat. It was even uglier. Waves stirred up a ton of near-shore sand. It was completely brown around the end of the pier.

Tonight was Ciudad's Christmas activity with the toys Carole donated. They also took 91 bags of groceries, all of which were taken. Three-and-a-half months after the hurricane and there is still so much need. Not just for some Christmas cheer, but for food, diapers, formula, medicine.

While all this was going on, one guy asked me - in Spanish - if we had any "benge" in the bags. "Benge?" I understood everything he said except "benge." In English he said, "you know, benge. To put on your sore back." Bengay! That's what he was looking for - Bengay!

It was a good night, lots of fun. I was surprised there was no food or music though.

No rain today.

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