Touchdown! It’s called a waterspout. The swirling tornado-like column of water, made up of water droplets formed by condensation, rather than by sucking up water from a lake or the ocean as it is commonly thought, appeared quite suddenly near Bocas Town on April 9th, around 10:30am. Waterspouts, which occur mostly in the tropics, need a lot of moisture to form, and anyone who was out and about that day can attest to the rainforest-like humidity. The waterspout, which was seen offshore near the Bocas Marina traveled South for approximately 10 minutes. Luckily, no damage was reported, as waterspouts are a serious marine hazard. Of all the pictures snapped of the waterspout that day, and there were some great ones, a special mention goes to a picture taken in Tenille Dinon’s yoga class (featured last month). As her students lay silent at the end of class, they witnessed Mother Earth’s invigorating energy.
Waterspout in Bocas!The Bocas BreezeMay 1, 201400301
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