Saturday, January 24, 2009

Waterspout!


While waiting to move to the South Anchorage at Warderick Wells where we expect good protection from the approaching westerlies, the air became very still and humid with dark clouds overhead. I noticed that the water was churning violently off of the bow. Then, a waterspout formed very dramatically. It seemed to travel in the same direction as the clouds were, and lasted perhaps for 10 minutes. It certainly got everyone’s attention. The blue in the picture is our furling gear on our headsail, and will give you an idea how close the spout was to First Edition.

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