Thursday, November 17, 2011

Bit of excitement last night here in sleepy old Puerto Cayo.
There was an 5.7 earthquake off the coast of Ecuador around 9pm which rattled and rolled a little bit. But of course we are now so near the coast (well actually right on the beach) so it was time for a little caution to be shown and evacuate the house. Gary and April swung by with their kids and dogs in tow, so we jumped in with them to go up the hill and spend a pleasant 30 minutes or so with all the other concerned citizens (funny how that just seemed to be mostly the gringos). On the way up there we were talking about our "GO BAGS" being packed and ready - but they are up in Cuenca so really not much good to us at all. Oh well - the kids would have been set if the tidal wave made it to there!!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Morning Beth, glad to hear that you leant on the side of caution. Nice to see that your updating your blog regularly me and Sasha love reading...Shelley Theunissen Welcome Bay Congregation

Damaris said...

Stay safe! We miss you :)

The Planning Manning's said...

Good to hear you were safe all the way over there. Can you do a post with some photos of the town you now live in. X

Chad and Michele said...

Awwww.. I guess this means we won't be meeting at the triangle? haha Glad to know everything was ok.. and thanks for the emergency kits!! haha We can certainly use the extra tuna!! haha

Elizabeth in Ecuador said...

It's the candy inside the bags Michele that I want back!!!

Sharon - will do that for you very soon!

Anonymous said...

that will be something to tell your grandchild about next time you talk to her.