well. oh my. seriously? huh. words fail me as to just how lousy the weather gods treated us this weekend. i mean, come on guys, give us a break! friday night we were treated to a spectacular lightening storm and 10 minutes of violent rain. enough to drench everything however the wind was light and the damage was minimal. we thought we were free and clear.
saturday was dry and overcast. there was a heaviness in the air, the sort of humidity that squeezes your lungs and by 7 p.m. the sky was a giant bruise, pregnant with foreboding. everyone tied down the tents, took away all paper products and said a silent prayer. there were a few sprinkles but nothing major. during dinner a few more sprinkles happened, nothing major. just after 10 as i poured a wee glass of wine the motel shook and the lights blinked as the skies ripped open. i turned on the weather channel and the screen was flashing red, “WARNING – TAKE COVER IMMEDIATELY, TORNADOS! DAMAGING WINDS! HAIL!”.
now i’ve added rubber boots, flip flops and full sailing foul weather gear on my packing list. maybe i should bring an inflatable boat?