Tuesday, January 5, 2010

messing around in boats........or messing around boats

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing—absolutely nothing—half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

Well today we were messing around this huge coal tanker that was anchored at sea away from the loading dock. It was moved away due to the rough seas expected and will be returned to finish unloading when the sea calms down. In the meantime it makes a fun place to visit by kayak. The tanker is huge, you can see how small a kayak is by comparison, and we had a lot of fun riding the swells as they passed by. The measuring scale on the side of the boat helps us determine the size of the swells, and today they were about 4 to 5m. Its like being at the funfair. Suddenly the tanker let out a blast from its horn and the anchor engine came alive causing us to scamper out of harms way.So we headed back to shore and spent some time surfing and playing in the waves before going off to work.

1 comment:

Lee said...

It's awesome the power you feel from those large spaced out swells. nice video.