Down East 2013 ©
June 26, 2008
Tuesday was another nice day out in the boat, no wind and not a cloud in the sky for most of the day. The lobstering picked up too, more and more lobsters are starting to show up as the water warms. Unfortunately, this summer weather brings with it some severe thunderstorms and Tuesday afternoon was a good example of why we keep an eye and ear on the weather. Around 2:30 some dark clouds started heading my way so I finished hauling my last traps, cleaned my boat and started heading back to the harbor. On my way in the sky kept getting darker and darker and then I could see a wall of rain heading my way. I hit the throttle hoping I could beat the heavy rain in. Unfortunately, the rain caught up with me and was coming in sideways so I got pretty wet. The wind was whipping and it got a little snotty but luckily the thunder and lightning held off until after I got the boat tied up. We got a pretty good show for a good half hour or so and I tried to get a picture of the storm over the harbor but all you could see were the rain drops on the lens. I’m sure we’ll get another storm soon so I’ll try and get a good picture next time, hopefully from somewhere dry.
-Captain Curt lobsters out of Alewife Cove for Catch a Piece of Maine .