Not quite on thread, but I remember the first time I spent a night aboard a steel
boat. In the quiet of the evening, while trying to get to sleep, I could hear a noise
that I was convinced was running water, it certainly sounded like it to me.
I started frantically to pull up floors, look in behind cupboards, everywhere in the bilge area, to track down this "leak", all the time convincing myself that the bilge pump would cut in soon and keep us safe and afloat.
After not finding any sign of water anywhere (except outside where it should be
) I discovered the source of the noise
was thousands (maybe millions) of little marine
creatures smashing themselves into the hull
. When you shone a torch light on the water line you could see them bashing and crashing repeatedly into the boat. It appeared they were attracted to the hull
- the anti-foul perhaps, I don't really know, and this in turn was making the noise I was hearing.
Rather spooky really.
Now back to normal transmissions......