The view from the bridge

It’s been said often enough, but summer’s coming on and it’s easy to forget what the chaps on the big ships can’t see. Here’s an unusual view of the Solent which is ‘what the pilot saw’ as the yacht scuttled under his bows a good quarter mile ahead. This one was quite safe as it happened, but if she’d been a bit closer and things had gone wrong for her, the people on the bridge wouldn’t even know they’d hit her.