At one point, hurricane Igor
was an intense, category 4 hurricane with a trajectory that put
it on a course that would bring it very close to of directly
hitting Bermuda. Even though all the computer models suggested
that Igor was going to weaken quite a bit, I knew that it was
still going to be an impactful storm so I hopped on a flight
with Mark Robinson and we flew to the island where we met up
with fellow hurricane chasers Tim Millar and Mike Laca from Florida.
Because Igor was such a large
storm, it was already creating big waves along the south shore
of the island, as much as 2 days before the storm hit. There
are no car rentals in Bermuda, so in order to scout out different
locations, we rented 3 scooters to zip around the island.
We were then joined by my good
friend and adventure partner, Nik Halik who flew in from California
to join us on the chase. This was going to be his first hurricane
& my 15th!