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If you found this blog via a link from a cruising site ~ we did cruise Mexico on our Ocean 49 cat for a season. See the first text box on the right for links to our preparations, trip down Baja, life in Mexico, cruising and trip back up to SoCal. Unfortunately we are back to the grind in the USA...

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I Didn't Need TV Last Night Either...

Here we go again!
This time the lightning started to the West of us and "bloomed" towards us, passed overhead then went out into the Sea.
Quite the bloom for the end of October!Then the rain started!
Loads of rain for about an hour.
I sat and watched while Jim slept.
I started counting the seconds between the lightning flashes ~ the longest gap was 9 seconds.
The shortest was less than 1 second.
3-4 seconds.
Lightning, count to 3, lightning, count to 1, lightning, count to 4, lightning, count to 1/2, lightning.
Some directly over head.
One loud enough over two fans in our stateroom to wake Jim.
One loud enough for me to pour the remaining Nun Booze over ice.


Jolea said...

hmmmm.... what's "nun booze"?

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

It's what you drink in the morning when a category 3 hurricane is heading your way! (and big lightning strikes are above your mast) - see: http://catamaranmeerkat.blogspot.com/2008/10/and-now-back-to-our-coverage-of.html

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

If I can be serious (yeah, right), what about that big ole metal lightning rod attached to you boat?

Down here when a bad one comes through I turn off and unplug all the computers, just in case.

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

I turned the big computer off and kept my fingers crossed. Being in a marina, at least we aren't the only target...
We took a couple side hits on our old boat in Puerto Vallarta one night. Scary stuff!