I was just taking a few minutes break from work and used my high-power binoculars to take a look towards the south. I was just in time to see a Strait Shipping vessel labouring past Island Bay. It was expending most of its energy in severe pitching and tossing in today’s rough weather; forwards motion was very slow indeed.
The ship was literally see-sawing through Cook Strait, pulling up masses of water with its bow as it dipped what may have been 25 or even 30 degrees down into the waves.
I sure hope it was a freight vessel and not a passenger ship. As far as I know it’s too rough today for the rival Interislander ferries to be sailing.