May 31, 2014

"Hit and run" cloud

Didn't see any rain clouds when we left the house.

And at the beach when we arrived the afternoon sun was shining down strong (from the west.)

Storm cloud moving over
Naples Beach from the southeast

Thus I was surprised when I looked back and there it was:

Followed by strong gusts, blackness and pelting rain.


Twenty minutes later we were back swimming:

Under a bright (remarkably cloudless) sky and in a waveless pond-like gulf.

Calm waters after the storm passed
Turning north I could still see that storm:

Fifty miles away over Ft Myers.


Typical summer afternoon at the beach.

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