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45' Seas off Vancouver Island

A big low pressure storm off the west coast of Vancouver Island is producing some monstrous waves. The USCG has closed the Columbia bar because of dangerous conditions as well as some others. Wish I could get out to the coast to see this one, but I'm glad I'm not out in it

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A big low pressure storm off the west coast of Vancouver Island is producing some monstrous waves. The USCG has closed the Columbia bar because of dangerous conditions as well as some others. Wish I could get out to the coast to see this one, but I'm glad I'm not out in it

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No pictures!!??? Come on! I saw the orcas... you can do it!!!

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Kind of makes the whole 'coastal' vs 'blue water' sailing argument sound kind of silly.
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Geez, 45 feet. I can't even imagine it.

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Kind of makes the whole 'coastal' vs 'blue water' sailing argument sound kind of silly.
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Geez, 45 feet. I can't even imagine it.
Well, if you go out there and sail in it, you won't have to imagine it...

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Brian- I asked Laurie if we could take the boat out there so I could get some pictures for you. She just looked at me kinda funny and hasn't said anything to me since. Sorry, no pics.
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I've been out in waves that big.......but it was as engineering officer on a 600 foot freighter. Still scary.
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Dude - that is seriously scary stuff. There's "big" - then there's 45'.



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