Monday, November 20, 2006

Some Amazing Waterspouts Right In Front Of Our House!

Last week, while Cory was at school, one of his classmates snapped these pictures. Some waterspouts had formed way out over the ocean in front of their school. (They are difficult to see in the 1st picture unless it is enlarged, but she zoomed in closer on the second one)
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The waterspouts looked really cool, and I was disappointed that I hadn't been there to see them. Then yesterday, as we came home from watching a football game, I happened to glance over towards the bay as we got out of our car, and there was one forming right in front of our house in Basseterre Bay!

If you watched where it was touching the water, you could see all of the water spraying up and feeding into the waterspout. It is a little difficult to see, but you can just make out the spray of white over the red roof
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Then if you looked up to the cloud where it was coming from, this is what you saw
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I ran upstairs as fast as I could to get my camera, and was only able to snap a couple of the entire waterspout before it started to hit land and disappear again. Here is a nice big picture so it is easier to see:
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I have to say it was one of the coolest things I have ever seen! If you want to learn more about waterspouts, check out this page:
  • Wikidpedia info on waterspouts

    *BITCHES* said...

    awesome pics! but you really should keep a camera on you at all times, i literally never leave home without mine, you never know what youll end up seeing!!

    Krista K. said...

    so cool...