Saturday, January 7, 2012

50 knts

This is what 50 knots looks like. 1000 peaks, Maui, Hawaii.


  1. Yes a mighty wind! It is a force 9 on the 0-12 Echelle Beaufort Scale.
    Presently there is 5 force levels beyond that.
    A force 9 is 'fighting the pirates strong gale'.

    The Song Of The Pirates

    With the time of the rough weather
    Comes the time of the pirates.
    Here come the devils, bourne by the wind.

    They ride on the ocean;
    Their boats cleave the waves.
    They are brothers to the hurricane.

    They bring the woes of the tempest.
    Leave the sea to the running dogs.

    The foam in their mouths
    Spews over the crest.
    Leave the sea to the running dogs!

    by Jacques Yvart