Thunder Storms

L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Mon 10 Oct 2016 23:09
We left the marina on Sunday . Stefan and his wife whom I had met in Tahiti  three yers ago spotted us before we left and came onboard to say hello . We sailed to Ilot Maitre which is just off Noumea . Being Sunday it was crowed . The French forcasts were goood but I was a little worried by the forcasts on line so after lunch we sailed on to Ile Ure . This proved wise as in the early morning we were enveloped in a thunder storm which lasted all day and into this morning . Penny started to go ondeck to see what was happening just as there was a flash overhead and immediate thunder . he came below pretty sharpish . This morning the clouds are clearing . We are making water and will move offshore tomorrow .