We hardly get to use the VHF outside of the Solent but we had a chance during the week:
-Stena Adventurer (43,572 tonnes) to Holyhead Port Control, 'approaching South Stack',
-kayaker (0.075 tonnes) to Port Control 'we are crossing the harbour and are 10 minutes from the breakwater'
-Port Control 'all copied go ahead'
-Stena Adventurer 'I am 6 minutes from the breakwater'
-Kayaker 'we have change our minds and will stop and pass astern of the Adventurer'
-Port Control 'thanks for that'
-Dublin Swift (6000 tonnes, 40 kts) 'I'm leaving port'
-Adventurer to Dublin Swift 'those kayaks who were kind enough to wait for me are now 350m off my stern'
-Dublin Swift,' very well I'll give them a wide berth'.