After a noon on the Promenade to shoot something during the triathlon of European Masters Games 2015 I decided to go to Monegasque port and check if the news from home were true: the biggest sail boat in the world is arrived on the coast.
When I arrived to the dam parking, I've notice some bad weather clusters on the Franco-Italian border, and knowing the zone I wasn't very worried, and I left inside the car the sail jacket (boots too). You know, just some shots and find some info to plane another visit.
I started to shoot the big boat from the new cruise terrace, with the fisheye and fighting for all stupid flares from all lights (even from the roof).
Unluckily I was to much optimistic on the rain, and the time I arrived to the YCM entrance some drops were already on the ground.
With the Gorillapod fitted with the camera and grabed to the fence I could just shoot a shot.
The drizzle became a storm and I run to the exit of the F1 tunnel to wait the end of the storm, usually on the coast they have a short life, or they have some breaks so I could go back to the car.
But this wasn't the normal rain, it is the most powerful storm for long time.
I wait, I wait, and wait again. After 3 quarters the rain didn't stop, so it was time to do something:
Wait or Wet?
I went for wet, so after a little plan for the track to follow, I started to run. When I arrived to the other side, about 50-100[m] from the parking I stopped under the entrance of the new building of the International School. Here the storm became really bad. 3 black-outs, 5-10[cm] of water everywhere.
With the third black-out I decided that I had to bring out the car from the underground parking before the lost of power would blocks all gates/machine or the water would invade it.
Parking paid, dry socks, shoes and t-shirt changed, I left the port to go home, but my internal spirit of reporter has pushed me to switch on the GoPro and drive around.
The result is in this time-lapse.