Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/10/04

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Subject: [Leica] Summer Sunday Traffic in Woods Hole Passage
From: r.s.taylor at (Richard Taylor)
Date: Thu Oct 4 18:30:29 2007

Woods Hole Passage is a notorious half-mile channel a bit less than a  
hundred yards wide between Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound.  Currents  
normally run at about 4-knots and can get as high as seven.   
Underwater rock piles with boulders the size of VW Beetles define the  
channel at critical places.  The current tends to suck you towards them.

Small sailboats can barely manage the channel; larger ones push  
through at whatever speed their auxiliaries can produce.  Power boats  
blast through at whatever speed they think they can get away with.   
Mix in the New Bedford Fast Ferries, fishing boats, and the  
occasional kayaker, and things can get exciting.

Watching the action from the porch of our club is our great summer  
sport, on par with watching auto racing for the crashes.

The last six pictures on this page will give you the idea.

"DSC" pix taken using a D40x with 55-200mm Nikkor zoom.  All others  
taken with a K10D and 200mm Pentax-M.  Comments welcome as always.