Thursday, May 27, 2010
Picnic in the rain
I had a picnic in the rain on the beach today. Okay, I am exaggerating, it wasn't raining. But it was sprinkling. Three of us went to the beach, which is a 15 minute drive from the house, to gather seaweed to use as a fertilizer in the garden. We arrived at St. Cyrus beach and the day was beautiful. The sun was shining and the breeze mild. We had loaded up the trailer with seaweed we had gathered and were settling on the beach to enjoy a picnic lunch when the wind started to blow, the temperature dropped drastically, and big black storm clouds moved in and blocked out the sun. We were already chowing down on cheese sandwiches and soup when the first drops of rain started falling. It sprinkled for a bit and stopped. We saw the storm was blowing north and patches of blue were popping out from between the clouds so we figured we were fine, that the storm had passed us. I turned around and saw that, nope, we were not fine. There were more massive black clouds blowing in from the south. We quickly packed up our lunch and high-tailed it back to the car. We were almost to the parking lot when the rain started pouring and hail started falling. It was a cold rain. It was 40 degrees fahrenheit! Just in time to get in the car and drive home to take a warm bath.