Yesterday had turned out to be a very muggy, wet, stormy day as a small thunder storm rolled through over top of us. It sort of approached us really slowly, and we could hear it from about 5:00pm onwards, but by 9:00pm, it was right over top of us, and it seemed to have just parked for the night. Right up until 2:00am there were random flashes of light and the distant rumbling of thunder.
What was so bad about yesterday was the sudden down-pour of rain. It came down hard and fast. And the temperature was not dropping either, so you had this muggy effect that left us hot and sweaty, but soaked from the rain. I was with some friends doing the BBQ over on Brey Island, aka the Fort Camp site in Fort Langley, when all this happened.
Awe-yes, the barbecue. We planed for this a few weeks ago, and the weekend looked like it was going to be one of those very nice ones, you know, with the sun and all of that perfectness that you need for the best group outing ever. In fact, right up until Friday we figured that we were going to be in camping utopia.
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The video was taken from the cell-phone. The resolution is garbage, and there is no audio; however, I may have access to a copy of it taken from a really nice video camera that one of our compatriots had with her—who braved the elements and took some really good scenes of the lightning. When I get a copy of it, I really want to post that here. The lightning was spectacular! We don’t get lighting shows like this very often here.