Owen Bosen wrote:
Now Now Bobby don't be scaring the shit out of old Rustam with all this lightning stuff.
It's OK for you guys fishing the rivers, for me I have been in some really scary situations in the sea. Here’s one of them..
Fishing off Carter Road (Rustam will know where this is) about 4 years ago I was with my son who was about 6 at the time. A storm brew up out of no where this was noon time may have been about 1600 – 1630. There was thunder and lightning all over the place with the say splitting and bolts coming down, real Old Testament “wrath of god” stuff. My son was terrified.
I immediately decided to call it a day, I had with me 3 rods, graphite carbon / Boron and they are known to be very dangerous in a situation like this. I had 2 choices.
1) Leave the rods where they were and risk coming back later to pick them up.
2) Cover the rods with something (I thought) and take them with me.
I took the second option, the thing is I could only cover them with my clothes and that meant everything (barring my underwear). So that is exactly what I did. After breaking the rods, I stripped as fast as I could, wrapped the rods in my clothes and proceed to walk out as fast as I could or rather as fast as my son could.
Carter Rd runs along the shore line in Bandra west, As soon as I got out of the sea I looked for the nearest place to shelter and that was a bus-stop that was immediately ahead of me as it was pouring by now. Given the suddenness of this storm there were a lot of people who were caught in it and the only shelter they could find was that same bus-stop. I can only imagine what they must have been thinking, when they saw this almost naked man come walking towards them. I could literally feel the stares and glares. But who cares, I got there safe.
As soon as I was under the sheltered bus-stop I proceed to dress-up as quickly as I could.
For people who are not aware, Carter Rd. is a very popular destination for people to hangout in Bombay, good thing I had been living in Hong Kong for a while so no one would/could recognize me.