Saturday, January 26, 2013

Shackleton Epic | Stormy Weather

The Shackleton lifeboat replica crew is seasick, tired, wet, and hungry.  And their electricals (radio, AIS) are on the fritz. Blogger Jon Stewart reports from the support vessel Australis.  - gwc
Shackleton Epic | Stormy Weather: "Last night was one of those ‘what the heck am I doing here?’ kind of nights… but I guess 7 metre, stomach churning, swells will do that to you. The stoic crew of the Alexandra Shackleton had to engage in a mighty arm wrestle just to get her to hold her course. But she survived the barrage of waves raining down from all directions to break into the daylight virtually unscathed from the wild weather.

It was a rough night indeed, featuring a rogue wave that picked up our support boat, the Australis, and carelessly tossed her 5 metres sideways – sending Joe French the cameraman from Raw TV careening through the air, smashing face first into the ceiling. "

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