West Seattle, Washington
Just got this uploaded; we shot it at the height of the wind craziness:
That’s awesome. I didn’t get down to Alki but could easily see the 3 and 4-foot seas on the Sound between me and Blake Island. Great whitecaps – really made me feel like I was on a coast. Love this kind of weather. The black walnut tree behind my house spent the day dive-bombing its fruit on my lower roof – thump, thwamp, thud. When I last looked there were about two dozen walnut fruit lying per square yard behind the house. The squirrels will go nuts with a harvest like this. Anyway, what a day – had electricity the whole time but lost cable/internet for about 5 hours. Cell phone service was spotty at times (Cingular/AT&T).
(edited by WSB at commenter’s request, to add NOT) I sure hope that was not the person that died while out windsurfing off of Kirkland..Just saw the story on the news. 44 year old male.
Seattle Times refers to the person who died as a kite surfer … whereas (someone correct us if we’re wrong) this video showed someone more conventionally windsurfing, or sailboarding. Our videographer was out somewhere in the 3:30 pm-4 pm vicinity – would have been a mad rush for this person to get out of the West Seattle water, zoom over to Lake Wash, get out on the lake and get into deadly trouble there.
Did I read you right…..grr
I believe I read about this in the book, “How To Get Yourself in the News in a Storm 101”. :-)
You guys need a tripod pretty badly.
We have one (albeit the budget version) but it wasn’t much good in 40 mph wind.
Jiggers….I noticed that, too…I’m hoping that it was just a mis-typed comment, and that they meant “I sure hope that WASN’T the person”…
Oh good lord…SOOO sorry for my typo.
wsb…feel free to correct my original post.
Wish we could go back and re-edit our posts..
sadly…this is the only info I can find on the person who died during the storm.
Grr — sorry we don’t offer user log-ins which is the only way to make those corrections, but we’ll go in shortly and fix yours. There was actually an entire obituary on the kite-surfer who died on Lake Washington – you couldn’t tell from the headline, it was a standard “person who died” type headline, but it was about him (click here).
thanks WSB….Mr. Bergin sounds like he was a hell of a guy. I’m sorry for his family’s loss :(
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