Recently people have been joining me on my Sunday Walks in Downtown Albany. Typically, I walk in Albany when I'm scheduled as a tour guide on the USS Slater. A slide show and a map are detailed at this blog entry. I plan on walking on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. You can contact me at:

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

02/03/2012 - Heavy Seas

This last week I received an email with an interesting video titled Destroyer Duty. The video of the stormy ocean was spectacular. While it did contain a Destroyer/Frigate, it appeared to be a knock off of professionally made video production.  After a little research I discovered that it was a segment in  Ωceans – a French (Galatée) film produced in partnership with the Census of Marine Life and the Sloan Foundation. Oceans was released in 2010.  The full clip  concerning the storm is available on You Tube.

The embedded video above shows one of the segements of the film being made. The ship in the video is the French frigate Latouche-Tréville (D646) on March 10, 2008. The frigate is substantially larger than the USS Slater but it looks quite small relative to the ocean. According to news reports the waves pictured were 14 - 17.8 meters (over 40').