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.