Bringing rain and wind.
The National Hurricane Centre had been informing:
A SMALL LOW PRESSURE AREA IS LOCATED NEAR THE EXTREME SOUTHERN BAJA
CALIFORNIA PENINSULA. THIS SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO MOVE NORTH-
NORTHWESTWARD WITH NO SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT. HOWEVER...LOCALLY
HEAVY RAINS AND GUSTY WINDS COULD STILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN
BAJA CALIFORNIA DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO.
Preparations had been made for the light storm to also come to “Estero del Tomate”, the location where the Fuso Szulc currently is bivouacking.
And the storm did come indeed.
Last night at 2.30 h. the wind picked up dramatically to reach speeds of over 30 miles (50 kilometres) an hour.
Together with heavy rain coming down.
Immediately action was needed.
The roof vents had to be closed.
Most of the windows.
And the Motosat Datastorm Satellite disk had to be put in the folded position flat to the roof of the Fuso Szulc, as there was lightning and thunder as well.
A storm experienced while out in nature in an expedition vehicle is different compared to be in a house in a town.
There is a difference in vulnerability.
In an expedition vehicle there are sounds and movements that intensify while the storm approaches and it is unknown how severe the storm is going to be.
The Fuso Szulc shakes and swings because of the strong wind that comes in violent gusts.
The heavy rain batters the roof and the walls.
Will the Fuso Szulc be blown over?
This question always comes to mind.
And other questions as well.
Will there be leaks?
Will the water trickle into the interior?
Will the roads inundate or even wash away?
The Fuso Szulc becoming completely isolated and not able anymore to get out of here?
This is being in nature and on high alert.
Experiencing a storm intensely and emotionally.
Like the birds spending the night in the lagoon.
During the storm, with its gusty and heavy winds and the downpour of rain, the birds become silent.
Because during a normal night, birds continue to make sounds.
It is not singing.
It is more like chattering.
As if they need to communicate to each other the things they were unable to chat about during the day.
But the storm silences them as they go through the same intense and emotional experience.
The morning after the night the storm raged, nature has calmed down.
Impressive dark clouds still cover the sky but in the south patches of blue can be seen.
The birds in the lagoon are back into their routine of finding food.
The Motosat Datastorm Satellite disk is pointed again towards the SatMex 5 satellite.
This is from the boondocks.
Where always something is happening.