Re: Wave Height
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Richard Spelling" <richard@r...> wrote:
> I'm notoriously bad at estimating wave height. Whatcha think, aboutLooks like it could be anywhere from about two to three feet in some
> two feet?
of the holes to some of the peaks. But so what :-) In a small boat of
ones own making, this sort of stuff is great for fueling the imaginary
globe-trotting sailor in most of us.We just have to develope some
tunnel vision,block out the shoreline,and picture ourselves out in the
middle of nowhere ticking off the miles to somewhere.Having a nice
cozy dry cabin filled with food and drink makes the whole scenario all
the more fun since it also gives us a smug I'm-completely-self-
With the magic of ones own imagination,our "weeks at sea" take a few
hours and our distant un-inhabited tropical island destination soon
looms large on our horizon in the form of a marina or boat launch
ramp.Shifting gears,we enter our marina or launch ramp feeling like
what we imagine the great ocean adventures must have felt like after a
rough trans-atlantic or pacific crossing...solo and for the first
time.Even after the boat is all secured to the quay or trailer,we can
continue our make-believe scenario by snuggling up inside our warm dry
cabin,rustling up some warm tasty food,while peering out through rain
spattled portlights,and thank god we have the wits about us to enjoy
such games in the first place.
It sure beats the hell out of even the best day at the office :-)
Thanks for the neat picture Richard!
Peter Lenihan,who must have circled the globe several times now and
discovered dozen tropical islands uniquely inhabited by nubile natives
hungering for a change and all this without ever leaving the realm of
the mighty St.Lawrence..........talk about cheap vactions!!!