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Re: Weather One Doesn't Want to Encounter at Sea

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This storm (with 50-foot-plus seas) in the North Atlantic caused a bowl of cereal and milk to fall into my lap as well as to fall to the floor on my back and badly sprain my left knee but much worse for some other passengers and crew. Nevertheless, it was interesting and not scary. That's the beauty of sailing in 1000-foot-long vessels.
I came to Canada as a 4 year old in this ship. One of the things I remember is a huge storm (my mom was petrified, I thought it was neat) that included towering waves that were perhaps 2-3 times higher then the bow of the ship, some of them that would crash down on it. The entire front end was covered, and then of course would pop up again. We were up watching from the front observation deck inside.

If I saw that today, *I* would be shifting bricks.

The ship, the Arosa Kulm, was a hog islander built in the first world war and 438 feet in length.

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