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After getting caught in a flash flood, we decided to put this leg of our Panamerican adventures on hold. Shipping Big Emma back home forced us not only to deal with cleaning up the situation, but also with the larger implications of the events that had taken over: we were going home.
We had rescued Big Emma from her watery grave in the Sibun River, but now the real work began. Could we save our possessions and our beloved Bus, or had the water destroyed everything? Had we rescued a corpse?
We had left Big Emma behind, alone in the Sibun River in the middle of the night. Come daylight, it was time to try to rescue our travel companion from the flood. But what state would she be in when we found her?
We were completely unsuspecting when we woke up in the middle of the night in rural Belize, surrounded by water. We spend the next half hour stranded between intense chaos and incredible clarity, in a flash flood brought all our plans to a standstill.