Well,we had one of those moments when your life flashes before your eyes today/or your pants suddenly fill /or both
We were on the boat off of Brighton,just having a toddle around and dropping a line.
I knew the wind and waves would blow up in the afternoon so stayed close to West Beach where we had launched from.
Slowly the wind and waves did build up so time to go in.
The waves were coming side on (beam on) but not too big.I was enjoying a bit of rough and put into practice what I've learnt from an experienced boatie.
Until a freak wave picked us up a good few metres high and slapped the boat over to one side.
I reckon a few more centimetres over and we would have been swimming.
(Insert own swearwords here..............................)
I've never had a wave grab like that - fortunately remembered some of what my boatie mate taught me and hit the throttle hard.
Slap!,the boat came down again and I managed to find clear water.
Just goes to show you must be prepared for anything out there - please take note anyone considering buying a boat - it's tough!!!
That was a real curved ball out of nowhere - the wave was a lot bigger than the others.
Anyway we managed to get back in OK - and calmed down.
But just to top the day off .......returns home to find our hot water system has burst open - yard drowned and no hot water
Plus we seem to have an invasion of wasps here,must have had 40+ buzzing me when I was washing the boat/tackle down.Didn't know they were so attracted to fish/bait.
Apart from that we had a great day