/ Big Seas in the Far North

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Steve Perry - on 06 Feb 2013
The seas in the far north can be very impressive but nothing can match this past week.
Here's a short vid I've made for anyone interested.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0OLd0Ao5uQ

The news up here is reporting a 50ft wave having hit the lighthouse on Fair Isle, here's a link to the damage there.

http://www.shetlandtimes.co.uk/2013/02/05/destructive-waves-were-biggest-in-living-memory

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.
abr1966 - on 06 Feb 2013
In reply to Steve Perry: Impressive...! I came back from Shetland to Aberdeen on the Northlink ferry last Tues evening...big seas and 80 mph winds....I seriously couldn't walk straight for 2 full days afterwards!
Steve Perry - on 06 Feb 2013
In reply to abr1966: You were lucky to sail by the sounds.
abr1966 - on 06 Feb 2013
In reply to Steve Perry: Took best part of 14 hours....including a slow spell on the lee side of one of the Orkney Isles to fix the damaged stabilisers.....thinking I'll fly next time!

I loved the place though....made it up to Muckle Flugga on the Monday and was very impressed!
toad - on 06 Feb 2013
In reply to Steve Perry: I think that's just swell.
Steve Perry - on 06 Feb 2013
In reply to toad:
> (In reply to Steve Perry) I think that's just swell.

Boom, Boom!

drmarten on 06 Feb 2013
In reply to Steve Perry:
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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHiDaeShxt0
Steve Perry - on 06 Feb 2013
In reply to drmarten: I've seen that before it's pretty awesome.
Douglas Griffin - on 07 Feb 2013
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Steve Perry - on 07 Feb 2013
In reply to Douglas Griffin: I hadn't no, thanks for that.

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