For days all the weather forecasters have been warning of severe thunderstorms generated by the tail end of the winter storm currently dumping over an inch of ice on northern Atlanta. We decided we wanted no part of wind gusts to 30 from the west and other unpleasantness which is one of the reasons we decided to turn south & check out the Ft Myers Beach mooring field.
Being totally surrounded for weather in combination with 7-8 degrees warmer than just north of us, it was an easy choice. This morning dawned blue skies, just another low 80 degree day in Spring Break paradise.
The day was gorgeous, we made an early morning dinghy run to the grocery, lunch on the boat, then dinghied in to the free public dinghy dock to explore more of the island.
Apparently no one told the beach goers by the pier that the day was less than paradise.
The signpost reminds us that the lake, 3 hours south of Chicago, is a bit over 1200 miles and a gazillion degrees, plus a lifetime away… they’re ice boating & trying to keep warm.
But by early afternoon, the skies began to cloud over and the wind began to increase ever so slightly.
And shortly after dinner the lightning flashes got everyone’s attention…causing those out visiting other boats to scurry home and batten down the hatches. We can see it coming, we can watch the light show and hear heaven’s bass drum band (thunder). But for now all is quiet, even the wind… Waiting… Watching…