High Winds, Rough Seas…and Veuve Cliquot
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Although it is far warmer outside than it has been in past aboard Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 as we continue our westbound Transatlantic Crossing, the weather itself is actually refusing to cooperate today.
Winds hit Gale Force 8 on the Beaufort Scale, meaning just stepping out on deck was a struggle as the strong wind lifted spray almost 80 feet up from the waterline to Deck 7’s Promenade. Even in my stateroom on Deck 11 – nearly 200 feet above the surface of the ocean – driving spray caked my balcony (and my glasses!) in a thin layer of sea salt.