The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway gets it's share of bad weather. When you're out there 15 miles or so over the water, you're pretty exposed. High wind advisories are not uncommon -- they suddenly lower the speed limit on those electronic signs to 45 mph.
It wasn't good enough for us the other day when this suprise greeted us. The sky became almost black as night, the white caps on the lake started appearing and then the rain came.
We were hard pressed to keep up 30 mph -- the wind was whipping the car around. Then I saw something I had never seen. The wind started pushing the white caps down -- it pushed straight down and pushed the lake nearly still in a few places.
The end of this story is that we made it safely to our boiled crabs dinner -- the crabs were more than delicious.