We have learned to respect the wind here. We live on the side of a mountain near the jungle/forrest with a canyon down to a stream on the side of our house. When the winds come, they are to be respected. We have had a few items such as our new 50 gallon garbage can, a drone and other various items that had to be retrieved due to the wind taking them. Some of the items were easier than others to get, because the trees blocked them from being taken too far.
However, we had a lapse in our respect for Mother Nature. As we are still preparing the new home for the water tanks, we had not secured them well enough. Yesterday, Mother Nature reminded us that her wind can be strong enough to take whatever it wants. She obviously wanted our water tank. Today, Hector and Rick went down the canyon with machetes and ropes to clear a trail to go find the water tank. Thankfully, it was found. However, my husband is very sore from dragging it back up the cliff. I just talked to Hector, who seems to be in better shape than my husband.
Rick said that as he was going down the cliff he realized that retrieving the tank was not worth the risk. If it was not for Hector's confidence, he would never have risked it after seeing how steep it really was. Hector's video below shows a little of what it looked like.
On another note:
More fresh fruit! Below are guanabanas, mangos and bananas. During the rainy season our last guanabanas did not make it, so I am hoping that this round in the dry season this batch will make it. Our mango tree has 100's of mangos. I am not sure how many will make it all the way to being ripe, but I am excited to have fresh mangos from our own tree.