Above a satellite image of Lehar just after it had crossed over Port Blair in the Andaman Islands.
Above a map of wind speed and wind direction.
View of the bay the evening before the day the cyclone struck. We initially had some spectacular skies with clouds racing in an anti clockwise circulation with flashes of lightning lighting up the skies.
A view of the Chatham Sawmill in the pouring rain. Luckily this island provided us with cover during the worst part of the cyclone which raged for about an hour and a half.
A view across the bay before the power went out for the night and for the next 36 hours. Most of the main power lines were knocked out by falling trees. The Fire and Electricity Departments worked over time and under trying conditions to get power supply resumed.
Emergency services in action, clearing roads of many trees that had come crashing down during the cyclone. Access to the main part of Port Blair was cut off for most of the day as trees were being cleared. Many low lying areas were inundated with houses and vehicles being submerged.
We now know like everyone does that the fishing only improves after a storm. We are out fishing again soon and our catch reports will be up as we complete fishing with groups at some of our favourite GT spots like the one above.
Nothing quite like looking into a mirror calm sea to spot some monster Yellow Fin Tuna swimming under the boat after a school of bait-fish!!