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Since we're on the rainbow topic, following are just a few of a series of shots I took one day last season while approaching our Newport Harbor mooring.
We frequently do overnighters after work - away from the marina. On this afternoon, I rushed home from the office after my wife and I spontaneously decided to head out for the night. There was a dead calm so I didn't bother to raise sail or check the forecast.
Just before crossing under the Newport Bridge, NOAA announced an emergency broadcast of a fast moving squall heading from the west - with dangerous winds and damaging hail. All vessels were to seek safe harbor immediately.
We saw the approaching front, secured the boat and moved from the aft helm to the pilothouse - just before it hit us. Waves in the Bay kicked up as we were pelted with rain and even with the sails down, the boat heeled over 20 degrees.
Just as we approached Newport Harbor, the front cleared out . . . the setting sun revealing an inspirational, double rainbow:
True Blue . . .
sold the Nauticat
Last edited by TrueBlue; 04-11-2007 at 08:20 AM.