Windsurfing on Hold
I have a Filipino Friend that loves to wind surf. We’ve tried together several times but something always gets in the way. About a month ago, he told me it was the lightning season now and he sent his sail in for repairs. I didn’t know what he meant by lightning season. I had never heard that term before. Jessie, my Filipina girlfriend also didn’t know of the term but she recognizes it as valid. She said “Maybe I was taking it for granted.”
I was here last year at this time and remember a lot of lightning. When we go to the bay of Bogo at night there is almost a lightning show going on or even when sitting on our terrace at night, we see the sky light up nearly every night.
It certainly is pretty but I understand my friends hesitancy to grab a metal pole in the water! I worry about our Philippine monkey as she is in a metal cage. Its well shielded from the weather but lightning can certainly jump around. If I remember right, concrete will serve as a conductor too, so a direct hit would not be required. At the same time, hopefully the concrete will serve as a ground. However, I’d enjoy comments on this as I’m not at all sure.
I enjoy watching weather, I just returned to my computer.. I noted the wind coming up so I told Jessie “I’m going outside.” She said “I knew you were going to say that.”
Filed under: Living in Cebu
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