Late in the evening on July 3 and continuing through the early morning hours of July 4, the Mendonoma Coast witnessed a fantastical lightning show. Fortunately most of the event was over water, in our case the Pacific Ocean.
Mel Gerst, now an "official" storm chaser, got in his car and took three photos from three different spots. The first was taken from The Sea Ranch.
The second photo was taken looking over the Gualala River.
And the photo below was taken by Schooner Gulch.
What an event! We don't get many lightning storms like this on the Coast.
Thanks to Mel for allowing me to share his photos with you here.