From the Back Cover
"The first really big breaking wave is quite beautiful, awesome. I see what I think to be a white cloud coming into view at the windscreen. It's the breaking crest of the wave, and just underneath it is enough translucence in the water to see a spectacular deep blue, the kind of intense and vivid colour you see in a glacier. Terrifying power and breath-taking beauty all in one."
"Just before eight, we see a thin line streak across the surface of the water, passing around us in a wide arc. We've seen the spouts of a fair few whales over the past few days, but this is no whale. The line has a regularity about it, and the coloration very similar to the line of exhaust in Spirit of Cardiff's wash. The front edge of it is travelling at speed - over 20 knots. It can be only one thing - exhaust gases venting from a passing submarine. But whose is it - American or Russian?"
"We've been beaten black and blue by this storm for 40 hours. Weve had virtually nothing to eat or drink, and we're exhausted, each sporting various injuries. Steve has cut his head, Alan has whacked his knee which has now blown up, and I'm bruised in various places."