Now that is powerful, you could almost feel the waves overwhelm the decks.Feel the wind sliding the ship off course. See the Captain and his crew working seamlessly to fight natures devastating power. I also appreciate the Captain's way of dealing with the situation.
Thanks, Bonnie. I did a lot of research for this chapter. I had written Jacob's story a long time ago and had an outline for the whole rest of the story but couldn't get past this chapter. I had written right up to the line in the chapter before where Rachel said:
“Speaking of stormy seas, that storm sure looks like it’s going to cause rough seas.” She pointed behind them at the dark clouds.
I couldn't get past that. I watched documentaries about boats in storms but there's a big difference between a big fishing vessel and a tiny private boat. There's a difference between how a sailboat yacht would handle a storm compared to a cruising yacht. I had to find exactly the right information for that exact kind of boat in order for it to be plausible. I'm still not sure I got it right, but it sounds like I got it pretty darn close. Thank you for reaching out. -Julie