Wednesday, May 23, 2007

No port call today

Because the seas are building to 8-10 feet, we are going to move to another location to see if we can get in the lee and get samples done. There is a large front off the east coast and it's causing some rough weather here. With the gear swinging back and forth on the deck when we deploy off the J frame, it makes things a bit dicey for being able to work. Anyway, there may be a port call in Miami on Friday but whether or not we can get all the stations done will be the deciding factor.

It's okay with me although I was hoping for a lobster dinner. There is also a scientist on board who looks like Hemingway and we were telling him that he would have aced the Hemingway lookalike contest. Guess we'll have to save that for a later date.

It's a good feeling to be nestled in my bunk after a long watch and hear the waves slamming against the hull. For some reason, the rocking and the waves lull me. After breakfast this morning, I sat on the 01 deck and watched the wild seas. Beautiful, chaotic and violent--quite contradictory in so many ways.

The little wren on board is save and living under one of the rescue boats. I don't imagine the little bird is venturing forth in the fresh breeze that's blowing.

Yesterday we were off Loggerhead Key and Fort Jefferson in the Tortugas. There was a rain shower and I got some beautiful photos of the sun rays coming through the clouds with the rain shower underneath. It reminds me of how our lives are: some rain but always that bright ray of hope that shines through. I'm happy and content. Life today is very good.

10 comments:

  1. you have no idea how many times each day I think about you out on that vast ocean...I think I always feel very spiritual around the sea, and I am kind of imagining you in a very special place right now, even though I know you are working hard. I am so so so glad that you are part of my recovery and that we can share these thoughts. Take care and "nestle" on.

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  2. What do you do for a living!

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  3. I live vicariously thru so many of my blog buddies....you being one of them. I've learned so much this year about places, and peoples lives....I count it as one of the major perks of my sobriety.

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  4. I love, love, love your blog Syd.

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  5. Thank you for sharing such beauty with us. Your gratitude for life is contagious - thank you for reminding me.

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  6. wow I really can feel the boat rocking... I am gonna share something with ya Syd, you may laugh or roll your eyes... LOL but I am seriosly excited to hear there is such thing as TOrtugas! I never heard of that until Pirates of the Caribbean LOL ok I am embarrassed

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  7. fewJust browsing the net, very interesting.

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  8. oh the swaying of the waves probably lulls you to sleep as the water you were growing in as a baby did in the mothers womb.It is a natural feeling that makes me sleepy just thinking about that lull..
    Love reading about your time on the seas Syd.Seems most of us land dwellers don't do much of your kind of exploring so thanks for sharing.Hope you can have your Lobser dinner soon..in the meantime I just happen to have some Lobster balls on my blog today..lol

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  9. I always loved the rough weather offshore. I too would sit outside (usually hanging off the stern) and enjoy the turbulent ocean.
    Try for some lightning pix.

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  10. Funny, I posted today about a dream sequence I have about the ocean....

    Hope you get to have that lobster dinner soon!! You deserve it!

    ~kel

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