I left the little dock here to go on a sampan cruise around the harbour. Also on board were an Indian woman and her 2 sons...about 10 and 12 and spoilt brats. They had held us up for ages going to get MacDonalds.
Our sampan was like this one
As we left we could see the weather was closing in
In fact, it was downright ugly!
The wind produced a long swell. NB the skyscrapers on the right.
Then it started to rain.
Visibility dropped...watch those skyscrapers.
and all the small craft scattered for shelter.
Our skipper was very skilled, but even she had pressed lips.
Then it hit...a typhoon edge of Conradian proportions. You can just make out the skyscrapers.
Boats were nosing into sheltered places She carefully avoided them.
Meanwhile the 2 lads were whingeing that they were getting splashed and making life miserable for their Mum. I was running around inside and out taking photos. I was wet through and loving it. I yelled (above the wind) to the kids, "Come on, this is an adventure, get out here and enjoy it!"
As the storm settled we crept back to the dock under the shelter of the bigger boats
and I enjoyed a bowl of noodles at the floating restaurant.
I have always noticed in both Hong Kong and Singapore that the subway entrances are always several steps above street level due to the flooding that can happen during storms. The rain you can see here is definitely the sort of thing they had in mind.
I would love to be up on the Peak during a storm like that.
GeezLooweeeez, Ansh! Just getting back to this thread & absolutely love your coverage of the storm. You really got some great pictures. I love the one of the blue and yellow boat in that ominous light just before the rain hit. Super sequence!