The forecast called for rain with the possibility of a thunderstorm. We watched from home as the sky darkened. Hail fell then it turned to torrential rain. Thunder rolled nearby.
Our daughter and the family were at a beach on the north shore of the island. It was a regular day at Cousin’s Shore. The stream flows from the pond behind the dunes and crosses the beach, flowing into the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Everyone was enjoying the beach but in the east, the sky darkened.
These are our daughter’s photos, taken with her cell phone.
The family started to pack up when they heard thunder in the distance.
The sky darkened in minutes.
As they headed back to the car, they saw lightning flash through the clouds. The kids were scared. The drama in the sky continued
as they watched from the car.
The formation passed overhead
and slowly appeared to lighten and widen in appearance.
As they drove away from the area, the rain started. They were amazed at how quickly and dramatically the storm rolled in. Our family was lucky to have been close to the car park so everyone could get to safety.