2013 Moments of Inspiration: Why people chose the seafaring life…

Sunrise Near Cozumel, Mexico, as seen from ship, McCall's Quilting Cruise, January, 2013

Sunrise Near Cozumel, Mexico, as seen from ship, McCall’s Quilting Cruise, January, 2013. Click to enlarge view

I decided it would be a good practice to take time as the year progresses to reflect on one’s own experiences, photos, or events that might impact life. I let too many of these moments slip away, so here is my first one that happened at the end of January 2013.

I was an instructor with the McCall’s Quilting Cruise and was enamored with the ocean views, especially at dawn, which seemed to intensify the magnitude of the sea and sky. Our giant cruise ship suddenly became more like a tiny match box floating on the Great Salt Lake. You know that saying, “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky at morning, sailor take warning?” This reddish dawn sky proved it true.

Our port day in Cozumel was all about the soaking rain storms. But we spent the day on land and managed to explore the town, a cultural museum, and have a bite of delicious fish tacos.

Still, the larger drama is definitely seen from the ship. The elements of nature have a strong pull on the human senses. No wonder some people in times past set sail to travel the high seas for that kind of adventure. I get it now.


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2 Responses to “2013 Moments of Inspiration: Why people chose the seafaring life…”

  1. mamamiaheatherHeather Assaf Says:

    I live on the edge of a large body of water for that exact reason – big sky, big weather, glorious sunrises and sunsets – lots of tranquility and drama!


    • karen Says:

      That sounds wonderful! We used to live beside a very large pond, and I miss it. We were always watching the changing light, wind and waves, visits from herons, and so on. I’d love to have a Walden Pond nearby!


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