|(c) Photo Christine Matthäi|
I am happy to report that Hurricane Irene did very little damage on Grand Bahama Island—mostly lots of wind and rain and a few tree branches to be cleaned up (and not even too many of those!). Everything is back to normal, with power, water, and cable/internet restored in most areas. Here is a picture of me, my wife, Marina, and my son, Nikolai, at the beach near our home during a break in the storm. This was a big Hurricane that seems to be causing a lot of flooding up the East Coast of the United States, so hope all my friends in the US are doing okay—we send you positive thoughts and safe wishes. We appreciate all the expressions of concern and support sent before and after the storm. Thank you so much.