Was camping and crabbing out of Camano Island state partk and had thunder and lighting all day FRiday (from 4:00 AM until after 10:PM). During a mid-mroning lull in the thunder activity hit the water to check the pots and got caught in another
of thunder and lighting. When I started seeing lighting strikes hitting the water less than 3 miles away me and my "tin" boat headed to the beach for an emergency landing to wait out the storm. In the hour we were on the beach saw 7 or 8 stikes hitting the water. As soon as that
of activity past checked the last couple pots and ran for safety.
Have never seen so many lighting strikes hitting the water as yesterday - a better day for card playing and adult beverages than crabbing.