The azurblue sky slowly started to shift of color. Small white clouds were forming and it seemed as if the background got darker and darker. A small check on the radar told me mayhem would start in a couple of hours. No radar can predict prefectly when tropical weather will reach because clouds quickly form on warm seas.
I looked around and nobody seemed to worry a second about it. A group ordered another bottle of overpriced rose, a family had just reached the beach and were settling in, a fresh in love couple walked into the ocean again. As if nobody had an idea how tropical weather is different compared to mainland weather. I thought about how often I was caught by flashfloods before.
Initially I had no fear or thoughts about rain while living on an island. The first time I realised the amounts of water are different when water is coming off of a mountain in the form of a river. Water piles up and the shortest way down is often over roads. One evening I was enjoying the thunder on my balcony and when I looked towards the road I heard a sound. It was a car spinning its wheels while trying to drive up the wet road. It never reached the top.
Another time I was picking up someone from work in the evening while it was raining cats and dogs. On the way towards the pick up there was no issue. When I reached back half of a mountain had collapsed and a gigantic boulder had fallen through a passing cars wind shield. I had driven there five minutes earlier.
And one day I was going somewhere while my friends had all cancelled because of the weather and I still deceided to go in spite of the rain. I encountered a gigantic puddle and wasnt sure if to go through it fast or slow. So I chose medium fast. Water came over the hood and there my car died on the golf course in the middle of nowhere. I had to push it out with some people and call a tow truck afterwards.
I made sure I was home before the rain started. In a matter of minutes the small drizzle went over into sideways flying walls of water.
I sat on the porch, poured a drink and watched the rain and lightning outside. It was mysticus.