Friday, August 31, 2007

Is Henriette coming?

The cool air from the Pacific Ocean is blown by the northwestern wind onto the coast where it hits the warmer air coming from the land heated by the sun.
This results in spectacular clouds that develop in thunderstorms.

These thunderstorms hardly reach El Triple.
The thunder can be heard and the dark skies can be seen in the east and eventually a tiny bit of rain may fall in the desert surrounding the Fuso Szulc.

Meanwhile, in front of the Mexican west coast a storm is moving north that may well develop into a hurricane according to the National Hurricane Centre.
Tropical Storm Henriette is now near Acapulco and moving with a speed of 10 MPH (16 km/hr).
It has winds of 40 MPH (65 km/hr) and rainfall of 8 to 15 inches. (20 to 38 cm).
If Tropical Storm Henriette develops into a real hurricane we will see increased numbers for wind speeds and rainfall.

It is predicted that Henriette might reach Cabo San Lucas at the south end of the Baja California peninsula.
If that is the case El Triple will be affected.
With high winds and tropical rainfall and the amounts depend how close the heart of the hurricane passes by.

All this could happen in the next two to three days but luck has it that there will be no exposure at El Triple to this possible danger.

After 21 days retreating at El Triple, on Sunday the journey will be made to La Paz.
There are no more fresh fruit and vegetables in the Fuso Szulc and in a few days all the drinking water will finish.
While there is still plenty of non-potable water, propane and toothpaste.
But it is time to hit town again and be with friends and see people.

If more drinking water would be stored in the Fuso Szulc and if it would be accepted to eat frozen food, much longer than 21 days could be spend at El Triple.
This is a realistic possibility because it is experienced now being at El Triple with the Fuso Szulc how well it is designed and build for these kinds of adventures.

But there is a certain danger to watch out for.
In the last 20 days only one person has been seen and socialised with.
The sweet and helpful friend from La Paz.
During 19 days it was the ocean, the desert and the pelicans.
No other person has been met and talked to.

To retreat is very good for the mental sanity.
Many people worldwide are doing this because it is so beneficial.
But one must watch not to overdo it.
To be spiralled down by the trance of the solitude.
To become deprived too much and enter a world of damaging delusion.

This is being felt very strongly.
The idea to have to break up the El Triple camp and drive to La Paz wakes up strong emotions of resistance.
To leave the peace and harmony behind results in inner screaming of protest and objection.

These days Jack Kerouac’s famous book “On the road” is being re-read.
A book about people who went to extremes to experience the essence of life.
To try to get into the deepest possible way of living life.
They didn’t go into retreat as a method but used drugs and they drank a lot.
Result was nihilism of depressing proportions.
And eventually pure madness and destroyed bodies followed by a death at a young age.
It is with those dangers retreating is surrounded.
A certain amount of discipline and reasonability must be applied in order to escape delusion and madness.
This is not very hard to do.
It is very well understood that a lot objects to leaving El Triple.
For many reasons it is wonderful and exciting and productive to be here.
But spending time in La Paz will be wonderful and exciting and productive as well.
And meeting Henriette in a town is a better idea as well.


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