Yacht Club Before Storm; Then, STORM!


Settled — but not for long!

We decided quite late after a steaming hot summer day to head for the Yacht Club for supper and so that the kids could swim in their pool. Alas, we had barely arrived and settled ourselves when a westerly buster came through followed by non-stop thunder and lightning. A hasty retreat indoors, and we completed our drinks and meal under shelter.

The journey home was undertaken in one of the heaviest deluges I have ever travelled through. Younger Daughter did the driving, and had to keep her wits about her. It is the first occasion I ever remember every motorist on a motorway having hazard lights flashing while all travelling at only about 40Kph.

At home, the thunder continued unabated and sheet lightning constantly lit up the sky. It reminded me of up north in the tropics, where this is more common. Perhaps a little cyclone off Madagascar may have something to do with it.

The view from the lounge window during a brief respite from lighting.

The same view a few seconds later.

Now we have a mystery to contend with. Maltese poodle Gemma was nowhere to be found when we got home. Virtually impossible for her to have got out of the grounds, so where is she? Cowering in the tight spaces under the house, perhaps?  Tomorrow, without thunder, I will have to mount a search.

© December 2018 Colonialist


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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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10 Responses to Yacht Club Before Storm; Then, STORM!

  1. Widdershins says:

    Those deluges are impressive! … more so if one is safe and dry at the time. 😀


  2. Hoop julle kry die hondjie


  3. Even the weather is so unsettled. Glad there was a tough serious driver available to you – sounds like quite a storm. Also relieved the pup reappeared – whew – Tumultuous way to end the year – really hope your new one is bright and easy

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  4. Sue W says:

    Oh I hope you find her, How worrying for you.

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