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.
I confess to being sorely disappointed in the clip and am strongly considering asking management for my money back. Where was the big crash at the end? Clearly...and I say clearly!...there are rules when it comes to posting video, and they've demonstrably been broken here. This "anti-pandering" of yours by showing normal, everyday scenes must stop immediately, BD, lest this wave of normalcy sweep the web.
And my guess is that the ride wasn't as bad as it looked. You don't have that 'thrown about' feeling on a big boat. And why would anyone complain about getting something for free that you'd have to pay top dollar for at the amusement park??
A couple of years ago, I did two whale watching trips in Iceland during the peak of summer. The first day it blew 30 to 40 knots and there were 8 foot seas. We were on a 55 foot boat off the Snaefellsnes peninsula, which was relatively protected compared to the open North Atlantic. It was cold with the wind howling over 40 something degree water. We were wearing our full winter clothing. The trip lasted almost eight hours. We saw three sperm whales. The first and only time I have seen sperm whales in many whale watching trips.
The seamanship and boat handling skills required in such conditions should not be under estimated. My hat is off to the captain and crew.