Tuesday 8 April 2008: Small Tug - Big Swell
We had a quite rough and unpleasant night last night, with not many crew members enjoying too much sleep. As predicted, the weather became pretty quick rather bad from the end of the afternoon. Seas and swell came in from four points astern of our Port beam and for a tug this is the most feared and dangerous quarter. Forces on the tow wire are unpredictable dynamically then because of the vessel starts surfing and fishtailing. But this morning the weather improved considerably and all what reminded of last night was some moderate heavy swell from the southwest. Today we'll have some rest, but for the next two days, off Cape Finisterre, North-Easterly gales are predicted again.
ps: check the beautiful first sunlight on the water