RE: So, You Think You Want To Go To Sea
I spent 4 yrs in uncle sams canoe club (US NAVY) from 6/68 to 6/72 stationed on a ship out of Naples Itlay. I wish I had kept some of the pictures I had from the 3 crossing we did. North Atlantic underway replenishment of the carrier JFK when she was new. One moment you're looking at the bottom of the flight deck elevator, which is at it lowered position, the next moment you're looking down on the flight deck. Both ends of an 800' ship out of the water at the sametime, huge prop slapping the water as it goes back in, seems like it was shaking the whole ship. Waves that you could see from the bridge that were taller than the ship. Man I've seen and been in the big water when it was nasty. It's what gives me a great respect for Mother Nature and what she can deal out.