Taken in 2017 during a tropical storm, we were on the Mary Elizabeth steaming down to Beaufort, North Carolina with a limit of fluke which we had caught off the coast of, well – it doesn’t matter. I was on watch in the wheel house (ie. my friend Scott Berglin and his father were sleeping). It took three hours in driving rain to get this shot. I was soaked and my camera was, too. I was out there waiting for the perfect timing of a wave to hit the side of the boat and rear up. The wind and the waves were on our stern which helped us make great time getting down to Virginia. One night on that trip, I was extremely excited to see us hit 10 kts. Going through rough weather is something that I’ve always enjoyed - even though it makes work extremely hard, it always gives you a sense of wonder and excitement. You get a sense of powerlessness in the great sea and at the hands of mother nature.
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