Saturday, September 24, 2005
Blowin' in the wind
The Number Three went up over night and is still up. Tung Wan Bay is the place to be for whitecaps on an angry sea, crashing waves, and full-on winds: 51 km/hr with gusts and gale force winds up to 92 km/hr. Wonderful! Exhilarating! You can feel it blow all the cobwebs away! Whatever else it may be, this is one of nature's gifts: a natural high! Are there more ions in the air? Meanwhile, on the leeward side of the island, which is where the harbour is, not a leaf stirs.
According to Hong Kong Observatory, severe tropical storm Damrey is about 290km south of Hong Kong (4pm) and it is moving west at about 15km/hr. No rain has yet fallen on a little island in the South China Sea. That's for later...