Even when we were heading home ahead of the storm, it was across a very choppy, grey Solent. You know you're in for a rough crossing when every car alarm on the boat goes off within two minutes of leaving the harbour!!!
The Solent might not be wide and it might not be deep, but it can get very angry. Here's the other ferry kicking up a few white horses as it went by.
Now I'm sitting at home watching the rain lashing past the window sideways, and being very glad that we decided to plan ahead for once!