Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’

We are currently at 26°49’19.66″S 163°13’22.29″W.

When I mentioned that rougher seas were ahead last weekend, I illustrated it with a pretty panorama, but it didn’t convey what it looks like when a container ship heels over the swells—back and forth, back and forth. Let me remedy that. I took these photos from the bridge around 11 this morning, when the ship was heeling between 4° and 8°.

The rolling already seems more dramatic this evening. Books and other smooth objects have begun sliding off flat surfaces, and it’s only supposed to get worse. I’m expecting that by the time we set foot in Auckland, I’ll look back on this post fondly and reply, “Eight degrees would rock me to sleep. Try sleeping through fifteen!”

Starboard heel of about 8°
Starboard heel of about 8°

Port heel of about 7°
Port heel of about 7°

Cap Cleveland bridge 5° starboard heel
Starboard heel of “only” 5° (standing further back in the bridge)

Rinse and repeat…

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