Thursday, August 23, 2007

Stormy weather

I has been quite humid during the day this week and we have been getting storms and lightning building up out at sea late in the afternoon.

Nothing like poor Ann in Montego though, who luckily escaped the worst of Hurricane Dean. Eastern Australia has been buffeted by cyclonic winds, and Cabacurl in Cabarita has been feeling the worst of it in – hang in there girls!!!

Still no joy with my server - I am hanging by my fingernails on a connection this morning of 16 kb per second!!! A carrier pigeon would be faster.

21 comments:

Hyde DP said...

Ah even paradises have their drawbacks when it comes to weather.

Hang on in there!

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

It's impressive !!! I wish the weather can restore quite soon in the meantime, please, keep dafe !

Mme Benaut said...

The winds may be high but that storm photo looks beautiful from the security of my house!

Neva said...

We are still with you all the way girlfriend...even here in the good ole USA I was having computer issues....a pain in the you know where! Lovely picture though.

Shek said...

i started off in india with 4 kb/s on a good day. That was years ago and I was no where near photo blogging.
Nice picture you have here.

Annie said...

Hitch your computer connection to the wind and you'll be posting faster than ever. That sky looks turbulent, and beautiful.

Steve Buser said...

Jules, even with those threaten clouds, I would give anything to be soaking my feet in that cool blue water... How would Olivier from Evry, France say it? Oh yes... assis dans l'eau prenant un bon verre

--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

• Eliane • said...

Still, storm or no storm, it is gorgeous. Stay safe. Oh, and take more of those wonderful views.

lv2scpbk said...

Beautiful photo.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

Ah jules, thanks so much for thinking of me over the weekend. Our visitor, Hurricane Dean, sure caused a lot of damage to our south coast, but the North coast only suffered minimal damage. Lots of cleaning up though so that's been keeping me really busy!

Still trying to catch up on everybody's blogs. And intermittent electricity and internet connection isn't helping :(

I sure hope your internet connection improves as I can imagine how frustrating it is when it goes sooooo sllloooowwwlllyy.

Carol E. said...

That's a gorgeous shot with all the changes in color and light. Love the waves, too. Sometimes scary weather can be fascinating, too.

oldmanlincoln said...

That looks like a nasty storm out to sea. It would scare me to death, to see those and try to get used to them being there on the horizon. I would also be worried all the time about the island sinking. Why would a grown man, as old as I am worry about stuff like that? I have asked my wife several times and her reply is always, "Don't worry about it!"

lynn said...

Gorgeous. Keep safe though.

Jules said...

Great to hear from you all - this afternoon it was cooler and clear with another wonderful Rabaul sunset!!!!

Abraham - your wife is very sensible - please don't worry!!!

Denton said...

Impressive that you continue to post at 16 kb per second ... I like the composition of today's photo. The palm trees give perspective to the storm clouds.

M.Benaut said...

I reckon you have all of nature's wonders in one place.
Whoever used the expression, "commune with nature, face to face', must have spent time in Rabaul.
Thanks for sharing it with us - and just organize that Bloggers conference, we'll all be there.

Curly said...

Hi Jules,

I came to see the dolphins as you suggested but I was captivated by this wonderful picture of stormy weather.

Hope your isp gets the server sorted soon, and thanks for your comments at

South Shields Daily Photo

Kate said...

Your photo is really quite lovely. Paradise? Yes! Even with potential dangers.

Karlis Beinerts said...

Really impressive view. Are there any kiteboarders seen around?

Tara's Talk said...

this photo is absolutely beautiful! I hope that you didn't get to bad of weather from the storm!

Jules said...

Karis - yes we have one guy who does - he lives next door to me.

tara - lots of storms build up over the sea and don't come this way. This storm gave us lots of wind and rain but we were ok.z