Monday, September 05, 2005

Winds of Katrina?

I was at Brittania Beach today with the kids when a series of strange dark clouds rolled in. The wind was up and steady and we were enjoying a nice relaxing picnic followed by a stroll down the beach. I was snapping some pics of the interesting clouds when Sara suggested that we head back to the van. So we packed everything up and headed for the van. The moment I threw the last of our gear into the back of the van and got another look out over the Ottawa River I heard the screams. The remaining parents and kids were running towards us as a freak sandstorm had started up. There was garbage flying all around and everything went dark just before the sand starting whipping the van. I snapped a couple pics and then headed for home just as the rain started to fall. Glad we didn't have to experience the real deal like those poor bastards in New Orleans.

Clouds coming in

Note the wires in the sky that are used to keep the seagulls from crapping on everybody on the beach. Gulls can be dangerous (click for story).

Storm a coming

Storm rolling in

And then the sandstorm hit...

Storm blowin' up

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