Posted By RichC on July 18, 2009
After our day in Barcelona, we sailed for Cannes in France. The evening started to get interesting when deck chairs began flying off the deck and doors were quickly battened down. Most passengers realized that we were rolling a bit more than usual, but the seas were not all that much larger than we have seen on past cruises … but that was not true about the wind. I went forward, after a fun run across the deck, to the navigation viewing station which was closed to viewing (normal) but the instruments were available. I spent 30 minutes monitoring the radar images and ‘warning’ messages coming from our ship (NCL Jade) to others in our shipping lane as the winds were above hurricane force and coming across the deck at gusts nearing 100 mph. Here is a cell phone image of the nav station … notice the wind gust at 94 kts.
Although the storm came quick, it was gone by morning and did a fine job of rocking us to sleep. All is well.