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10-15-2007 04:13 PM
thedudeistoocool After having read Don't Stop The Carnival, for the first year I lived in Tampa I'd finish my daily commute on one of the beaches along the coast - primarily Clearwater but sometimes Indian Rocks (?) or if I were feeling particularly like being alone Ft Desoto, if I were pressed for time I'd go to Apollo Big Bend and then to BEEF's then all the way back to N Tampa and Skippers or Babalouis ( I know that's a lot of driving through crazy Tampa traffic) which was closer to where I lived well I saw some spectacular sunsets but never a Green Flash

Last year I spent my last summer down there and started hitting the beaches every Sunday night and finally one very cool night I saw it, it would have really been a great moment except for the bloody Drum Circle creating a ruckus and none of those bangers even saw it just little old me
10-15-2007 03:51 PM
Sialia Cam,

I think it already did!
10-15-2007 01:47 PM
msimpson1319
True - seen it

It is no myth. I've seen it twice - once in the Keys and the other in the BVI's. From what I understand, the conditions need to be right for it to occur.

Alcohol does not add or detract from the experience, but is recommended...
10-15-2007 01:36 PM
retclt
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Originally Posted by canadianseamonkey View Post
I have seen the green fairy after drinking Absente, but never the green flash.
I think I saw the same fairy in CZ last year.
10-15-2007 12:39 PM
eryka Dan once woke me up to show me a "moon-rainbow," though I remember it as more silvery pink and pearly green than black and white? Astonishing sight nevertheless, and well worth the lost sleep.
10-15-2007 10:51 AM
speciald I have seen the "Flash" off-shore on more than one occasion. Last year We saw something unusual. While sailing to Puerto Rico last December with a full moon and scattered squalls, we saw a black and white rainbow at night. There must have been enough moonlight to project the spectrum.
10-14-2007 04:16 PM
camaraderie Sialia...rock pass...Spanish Wells...Devil's Backbone!
Just call whenever the Alzheimer's kicks in!! (g)
10-14-2007 03:41 PM
Sialia Thank you all for your help. If I has a little less gray hair, I could probably just remember the name of the boat in question! It's really gotten me thinking and I am not ready to give up just yet. If I remember, or, more likely, if one of my sons remembers, we'll be sure to post it here on SailNet.

BTW, I have seen the green flash 5 times, myself. The most impressive time was near Spanish Wells the evening following a near disaster for a Friend aboard their boat. They thought the boat was lost after hitting, and going aground, on a rock in the narrow pass - can't remember what it's called - there's a surprise! Anyway, after a local fisherman stayed with them all night and re-set anchors; etc., we had cocktails together the following night and - you guessed it - saw the green flash. Unlike the previous times I have seen it, which were split-second events, this one seemed to last for a full second or even two. Quite impressive!

Thanks again.

Chris
10-14-2007 02:04 PM
canadianseamonkey I have seen the green fairy after drinking Absente, but never the green flash.
10-14-2007 01:26 PM
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