just as the complacency was kicking in, there was a lethargy-busting jolt under
the boat. The engine stopped ... the storm clouds gathered ... the swell
And time stood still. Everyone
looked at each other, fearing the worst. It was uncannily silent, except for the
gentle sound of shackles plopping into the water.
Then, without warning, and in
Chris's own words, ..... the boat was dragged backwards by the whale
caught in the 100ft net, the 40ft seas were breaking into the cockpit .......
At that very moment, SeaStart
settled down to beer and sandwiches and took the phone off the hook .........