Near the beginning of the book, there was a storm. This storm caused their boat to be wrecked onto this island. The storm was so bad, the kids could not find any remnants of it. Count Olaf decided to go straight into the storm.
This is an awesome picture. Supercell Thunderstorm by Sean Heavey, nationalgeographic: A supercell thunderstorm rolls across the Montana prairie at sunset. This was a winning shot in the 2010 National Geographic Nature Gallery Photo Contest.