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Violent tropical storm

Quantum awning tipped apart

storm 32 °C

Our last night in Broome.....well, that's what we thought. We were sitting outside watching a storm developing in the east over Roebuck Bay and I was taking photos of the lightning, enjoying the wonderful view. We finished watching the spectacular storm in the distance then lit the Weber to cook a pizza and suddenly the wind picked up and became stronger and stronger. Earlier, I secured the awning poles with extra ropes and was confident that it would withstand the storm but the wind picked up more and became gale force strength. I tried to hold onto the awning pole but the debris was flying at such a force towards me that I decided it would be safer inside the Quantum and as I entered the Quantum a huge gust ripped the awning apart and tore it off completely.

So, we now have to get the awning fixed or replaced first before we can depart from Broome....and that might take time.


Posted by KobusM 04:43 Archived in Australia

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Awesome pictures, Kobus! Sorry to hear about the storm and the damage to the awning. Hope you guys are doing ok, though....must have been very scary. Good luck with that awning, hope you will get it fixed pretty soon. Casper enjoyed your "Broome"pictures and said that it looked familiar :) He is in Scotland this week, playing golf! Take care you guys. Tiekie

by Tiekie Swart

Bad Luck , Hoop julle kan dit vinnig reg maak!

by Jacques Malan

Hej there!
Take care and remember, safety first! Seems like a dangerous storm you have experienced.

by Kent Blom

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