A Fair Weather Gale In The Channel Islands; A Ship Saling East To China.

There was a big system forecast, and we woke to 45 mile per hour winds with bright, clear blue skies and temperatures in the 40’s. The waves rolled in before the wind, six foot swells that churned up the beach and washed it away.

Across to the horizon great ocean cargo ships, loaded deep and stacked high with containers, headed east out of LA and past Santa Catalina, with a straight shot to China across the central Pacific.

This ship is a member of the NYK Line, the name painted on the hull in enormous letters and visible in the picture below. I’m sure I could find out where it was headed that day, and what it carried. I’d rather just let it go.

NYK Line container ship headed east out of Los Angeles through the Channel Islands in a fair weather gale ©2019 Christopher Petrich

NYK Line container ship headed east out of Los Angeles through the Channel Islands in a fair weather gale ©2019 Christopher Petrich