Gooney birds glide up, over, and down the wake; pirouette on a wing tip touching the surface and retrace their flight path in the other direction ...they're spectacular aviators and they venture out a lot farther than the Gulls.
Then, the skies darken, the swells pick up....and, pick up higher.....and, wow. Heavy seas...a sailor's code for a wild ride. Hard to clearly describe heavy seas to a landlubber. Words don't quite cover it...even good ones. The clip below does a good job of showing a ship, the 456' French Frigate shown above, riding out heavy seas. Words don't quite cover it. Sound is great on this...view full screen.