It was a tumultuous storm through which everyone on land and sea tried so desperately to take cover.
The wind and waves blew so violently that their tiny boat rocked back and forth uncontrollably.
Desperately, they tried to lighten the load by tossing overboard items that were no longer necessary in stormy weather.
“Hold on!” one of the passengers cried. “The wind’s about to pick up!”
They clutched their hands to the side of the boat, white knuckles gripping the watercraft in a desperate attempt to stay aboard.