Crossing the Atlantic

It took six days to cross the great Atlantic Ocean to our first port of call, the Azore Islands.  Those days were ones of relaxation with plenty of time to read, knit, go to movies and other various shows, work out and get caught up on much needed sleep.  Each day we  lost an hour because we had to turn our clock back as we crossed time zones.

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The first couple days were warm ones with nice sea breezes and we were able to read on our balcony or by the pool.  After the sun went down we would go up on deck for a movie under the stars but the evenings soon grew cooler and cooler and we were bundled in wool blankets.   There was just enough light to knit the SKYP Socks I had brought along to knit in a Celtic color to remind me forever of the beautiful green UK islands.

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The sea is awfully big and stretched before, around and behind us.  I don’t believe it is possible to truly comprehend its immensity unless you are traveling by sea. Twice I saw a ship in the distance  – but only twice.   One time a dolphin danced in the wake our ship and on another day hubby saw a school of flying fish.  But often I thought of the Creator and what had been brought forth out of the words of His mouth.  I pondered, meditated and praised not the creation but the Creator and my heart was filled with all of His awesomeness.

Crossing the Atlantic

PSALM 8:3-9

When I look up at the heavens, which your fingers made,

and see the moon and the stars, which you set in place, 

Of what importance is the human race,  that you should notice them?

Of what importance is mankind,  that you should pay attention to them, 

and make them a little less than the heavenly beings? 

You grant mankind honor and majesty;   you appoint them to rule over your creation;  

you have placed everything under their authority,  

including all the sheep and cattle,

as well as the wild animals, 

the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea

and everything that moves through the currents of the seas.

O Lord, our Lord,  

how magnificent is your reputation throughout the earth! 

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3 thoughts on “Crossing the Atlantic

  1. I understand the feelings you have discribed….It seems to fill your intire being – the awesomeness of His glory and creation. I feel that way on some of my drives in the Rockies.
    Glad you’re back and blogging…..missed you.

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