The Mali town that was just recaptured described the Islamist invaders as both terrifying and gentle. Sure. They used gentleness to get what they wanted and then they resorted to terror when gentle did not work. No, as any Sailor will tell you, only the ocean is truly both terrifying and gentle:
Yes, Garrett McNamara just set a world record with the above swell. Swell.
I landed once at Azores for two hours flying as a passenger on the Rotator, or the personnel air transport to-and-from the Middle East. A beautiful Island. Nice people. Foggy as hell.