Originally Posted by barnakiel
Crossing Carpentaria pitch
dark and very bumpy I noticed the echo going nuts then steadily going 60ft ... 45ft ... 30ft ... At 15 ft I broke and just shouted to my mate: "brace for impact!". The echo went 10 ft then locked up.
I think it was just turbulent water
layers due to strong tidals. Just do not ask me how real scared I was.
And also voices - on our last trans Atlantica. Choirs, rock bands, etc.
Yep...Carpentaria was the strangest crossing. We had no idea that the deepest it gets is about 100 ft. Most of the time it is only 60 ft deep. So, in the middle of nowhere, there will be huge oil
tankers anchored hundreds of miles from shore just waiting for the spot price
to change. I think we counted a half dozen supertankers just sitting on anchor
far from sight of land.
At the very nothern tip of Wessel Islands is a unique spot too. The cross flow from the two bodies of water
that come across the top of the island produce a vortex that drills a hole in the bottom of the sea floor. So, the water depth
goes from 50ft to over 400ft deep and the hole is only 100 yards across! It is seriously strange.