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Old 24 July 2005, 13:55   #1
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Town: San Diego.California
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Humminbird barometer works!!

Well ,found out that the barometer feature on my humminbird GPS/fishfinder works pretty well after all
I was a little apprehensive as to it's usefulness but turned out to be pretty accurate.
We had taken the boat up to the Laguna Mts. for a fishing /camping vacation . Cuyamaca lake is a few miles from a steep drop off to the Anza Barrago desert below where temperatures were over the 100' mark.
So it was a clear blue sky for fishing when the humminbird showed the darkest rainclouds and precipitation icons on the scale
I thought it was just misreading ,until later in the afternoon storm clouds started to show over the end of the lake.
A distant rumbling confirmed that being in open water was not the best place to be.
So we packed up for the day and headed back taking a couple of touristy shots for the album.
It was hot at the campsite when a little warm rain started to fall. As the evening approached so the rumblings got worse until all hell broke loose. We were in the middle of the worst electrical storm I have ever seen;and not in a particulary good location (amidst the trees ) .The storm raged for hours coming and going and as the local paper reported'

[I]San Diego, CA) -- An estimated 16-hundred lightning strikes over a 12-hour period on Saturday sparked numerous small brushfires yesterday and last night. The California Division of Forestry had a full staff alert throughout the day.[/I]

Luckily the tent held and was dry and the brush fires were quickly handled by the forestry service. (This was the same area that was ravaged by the severe fires 2 years ago that had national coverage.)
So certainly getting our share of adventure this year and starting to trust in the electronics!!!
cheers Dal
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Old 24 July 2005, 14:13   #2
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