Saturday, July 7, 2007

Mid-lake drama

We were about in the middle of Lake Pontchartrain the other day when a nasty thunderstorm started moving across at us. The "middle" is about 12 miles from shore. This shrimper was high tailing it as fast as his boat could move. Not a good place to get caught in a squall.

I'm pretty sure he didn' make it all the way back to the New Orleans side of the lake before the storm overtook him --at the speed he was going it was more than a half hour to shore. Of course we were heading away from New Orleans at 60 mph on the Causeway. So this was just a brief drama for us.

But, since this is 7/7/7 I'm sure he got lucky.

--steve buser

8 comments:

Marie said...

I hope he did! That must have been frightening.

Have a nice weekend....

Steve Buser said...

I love reading your blog. I look forward to it every day.
Linda

Tara said...

Yikes! Hopefully the shrimper just got wet, and didn't capsize...

Abraham Lincoln said...

Captivating photo. The storm is coming and that is pretty obvious or looks lik eit to me.

Thanks for your visits.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Scott said...

I've been on that bridge when a storm comes up. That becomes some of the scariest (up to) 22 miles you ever travel!

Very dramatic shot!

magiceye said...

sure hope he did get lucky!

lv2scpbk said...

It sure does look dark there.

inspired said...

A* ;o]