A very friendly wind patted our backs on the way east, so much so that we hardly needed to pedal. The sky turned ominously gray, and started to spit rain. Then the rain started coming down in light showers, but the wind was blowing it sideways, so that if you stood beside one of the cedar trees beside the canal, you could stay dry. It rained in fits and starts, but when it started to come down more heavily we sought shelter underneath the portico of the closed tourist information center.
On Ed's iPhone, we could see the satellite view of the rain showers moving overhead. It was just a squall blowing through and wouldn't last long. It was a somewhat surreal experience to be able to see both sides of this little storm. What it didn't tell us about, though, was the thunder, lightning and hail. That little squall packed a punch. I wonder how quarter-inch ice pellets feel when you're biking through them. Those two guys who biked past us as we waited out the storm must know...
|Waiting out the storm|
We got to the beach and had broke out the sandwiches, hunkering down to get out of the wind. Something big made a splash out in the canal, then submerged- a small whale, maybe? It never reappeared.
Thanks, Ed, for the photos!
Post by Kathleen Weber