While out on the beach today, a flash of lightning streaked overhead and the thunder roared spectacularly. As everyone rushed out of the water, the thunder continued, and it began to rain. it didn't rain for very long, but it started again later at dinner. The waiter had just taken our plates away when the most spectacular storm swept in, with buckets of rain, and massive amounts of wind, and breathtaking lightning, followed by deafening thunder. We had to orer dessert to pass the time 'til the rain stopped- speaking of which, whoever had the idea to make a mango and raspberry cheesecake is a genius. Anyway, I realized that there's nothing quite like watching a huge thunderstorm when you're safely inside. Eating a nice meal at the same time certainly adds to the general atmosphere.