/ Big Seas in the Far North
Here's a short vid I've made for anyone interested.
The news up here is reporting a 50ft wave having hit the lighthouse on Fair Isle, here's a link to the damage there.
A wave rider off Orkney was reading 6 metre swells and Durness lifeboat station apparently reported swells off their scales. It's been good fun watching from the safety of the shore.
I loved the place though....made it up to Muckle Flugga on the Monday and was very impressed!
It can get very rough up there, while at sea the biggest seas I encountered were in the South Atlantic, followed by the Pentland Firth. I used to love it although we were flung all over the place and there was always something not secured that got smashed or broken. You got to trust your ship - she will come back up again.I never got sick but it was hard to sleep and I didn't have much appetite. I found this video recently on youtube which fair got me hankering for my youth.
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