We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The Navy carrier with the cruiser alongside - boy that brought back memories. I was on Enterprise (CVN-65) with Long Beach (CGN-9) escorting us around The Horn in early 1990. Long Beach was so far under water under each wave that she looked like a submarine. All I could think of was how bad it must have sucked for those guys. Never more thankful being an NFO than a SWO.
Crossing North Atlantic in January '69 and we embarked some scientists to observe a carrier in stormy seas. There was one, but the Captain skirted it instead of plowing through. Scientists po'd. Captain didn't care.
Few years later we were caught by surprise. Carrier sustained minor damage, but we almost lost a supply ship that lost power and broached.
The sea can make you feel so insignificant and terribly vulnerable.
The vessels at 2:51 and 9:11 are large Anchor-Handling, Towing and Supply vessels (AHTS) used in offshore drilling operations. You can just make out the rig in the background, in the first one. With the wheelhouse up so high, even mild seas feel like a roller coaster from hell. I've never ridden one in heavy seas, but even in moderate seas, sitting in a large helm chair on the bridge, my coffee ended up on the ceiling because of vessel motion.