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I know that we here in the NE are feeling a little hinky about the weather recently. Leave it to my friend Stephen in NZ to top that.

"Waves of up to 10 metres batter Interislander ferry Kaitaki as it leaves Wellington Harbour yesterday."

See, just about a year ago (give or take a few days), I was on that ferry. That very one. That is one of the BIG ones. Those are like 5 foot tall windows, okay? And yet, the ferry is sailing.

I am sorry, but, NO. (The article does say they cancelled "some sailings". Perhaps for the smaller ferries. Yeeg.)


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Jul. 25th, 2008 07:15 am (UTC)
Eh, they're built for it! The boats don't stop for a bit of weather.... ;) The Cook Strait can be pretty bad and the Tasman can be worse ("you might want to go tie things down in your lab!"), though my personal bad-weather crossing record is probably still that overnight ferry in the Force 8 in the Channel on the way to my first ever con back in '89. We were the last ship out of Britain that night....
Jul. 25th, 2008 10:18 am (UTC)
Wow...that's incredible. Meep.
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