Sunday, January 6, 2013
Wind, Wind and More Wind
As I said in my last post, it's been just a "little" windy here the last few days. We've had sustained winds of 20-30 mph and gusts of 50mph until last night. The winds hit 65mph last night and knocked out the power. Luckily for us the condo has a back up generator that kicks in automatically so we were only without power for about 45 seconds.
All is well this morning. The regular power has been restored and the winds are supposed to die off today.
We were out taking some sunset photos yesterday and some of the 50mph gusts came through. The first one almost pushed me off my perch and into the ocean. Cheryl was hugging a big palm tree and trying not to get pelted with the sand and leaves that were flying by. We even had a 55 gallon steel drum roll past us at a pretty good clip. It was a trash can for the park that was above us and the wind just pushed it along until it hit the rocks at the edge of the shore.
This photo shows a dust storm that was kicked up by one of the big gusts. If you remember the cemetery photos I posted a few weeks back you will recognize the color of the dirt. The area where the dust is in the photo is the spot where that cemetery lays.
The dark spots you see in the photo aren't dirt on my sensor, that's stuff flying through the air as I was taking the photo.