Daily Archives: June 20, 2016

Beach Storm

A couple of weeks ago, Motor Man and I made a trip to the Outer Banks on a day that had started out sunny. But, during our visit, an afternoon storm approached.  We saw 50 horses that day, including these five down by the water.

5 horses 6-12-2016 6-26-14 PM

This was the view to the west at that same time. Those were some dark clouds.

cloud to the west 6-12-2016 6-30-35 PM

This picture was taken of those same five horses less than ten minutes after I took the above photo. Conditions definitely “deteriorated”, and quickly.

five in rain 6-12-2016 6-35-08 PM

Lightning, thunder and pouring rain…..and those horses didn’t seem bothered at all.

horses in pouring rain 6-12-2016 6-37-26 PM

This video I took (with the car window down) will give you an idea of the storm. You can see the lightning, but the wind was so strong, I’m not sure you can hear the thunder.

Although we’ve been on the beach in the rain, this was our first time being there during a thunderstorm.  It was very impressive. But, soon, the sun was beginning to break through the clouds.

clouds and dunes 6-12-2016 7-01-22 PM

And, on our way back, we stopped in the little village of Duck to watch the sun set.

sunset 6-12-2016 8-03-01 PM

Once again, we found that a trip to the beach is never boring.

~These Days Of Mine~