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    Had some rough seas in the Bay, but some of the worst weather I experienced was in the Medi.
    Found that somewhat surprising.
    Guess every sea in the world can have it's day.

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    Not the same I know as the Bay and other parts but this also brings to mind the Cape Rollers at times can be very daunting ,have also had some ding dongers through them when entering and leaving Cape Town!
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    The Pentland Firth Took some beating when it was rough.

    John Albert Evans.

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    Reminds of my first trip through the Bay.
    I found the channel between the Canary Islands worse than the Bay, also the mouth of the channel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Albert Evans View Post
    The Pentland Firth Took some beating when it was rough.

    John Albert Evans.

    Sure she would have JAE not a very large one was she!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Vernon View Post
    Sure she would have JAE not a very large one was she!
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    I think he meant the passage at the North of Scotland and not the ship Doc, that passage could be a real bummer in a full gale and rip tides of 6/7 knots and wind onshore

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    Oh! I must have read it incorrectly Ivan
    Thanks however that Ship is small to go through any real tough weather!
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    Cant remember the number of times I sailed through the Bay of Biscay - twice every trip on the South America runs. Heaved to for two and a half days on one trip in December - just butting into it with just enough steerage way. No hot food, cook dare not light galley stove. Sandwiches and tea or coffee from a electric kettle on gimbals. At one stage main engine stopped because we rolled over so far, oil in side bunkers fell away from main feed pipe and starved the engine of fuel. Bit of a buttock clenching few minutes but all praise to the engineers who got us going again and back relentlessly butting into it. Very glad to get to Liverpool that trip.
    When one door closes another one shuts, it must be the wind

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    #1 Nine days Antwerp to Gibraltar and this was on the " Somali " -- Twin six cylinder Doxford opposed piston engines, 14000 HP. We even lost ground one day and were pushed backwards by 50 or so NM. Regards Peter in NZ.

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    Just going back to the Bay and the Cape Rollers something that I could never understand and it really annoyed me was the fact that when in those Rough Waters many of the Bloods were really Sea Sick ,but would insist on coming down to the Dining Saloon and stuff themselfes,only to get up really fast and make their way to the nearest Toilet or Deck where they then just threw the entire lot up again!

    Just because they had paid for their passages,they had to get everything out of it,but fell short I can tell you! LOL

    What a sight for sore Eyes at times,and besides me being annoyed,i had to have a giggle over it.
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