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Peaceful, easy feeling

The sun shines so brightly on the white water churned up in our wake that I
can't look straight at it.

I moved to the catwalk below the flight deck, where I could feel the wind
pull at my hair. The legs of my coveralls whipped backwards like Asian
holiday flags. The rumble of the ship surrounds, but over that is the noise
of the wind and the rush of the water. A wavelet runs from the hull, and
sends up a spray that turns into a small, private rainbow.

The ocean is deep, dark, ultramarine blue--now that is a power color.

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speedyscribbler
Jul. 1st, 2005 12:34 am (UTC)
With a beautiful description like that, I can feel myself there.

Alas, our boat is in the water, but in pieces and mast-less, and at dock. Gumption has upper deck damage to repair before she's sea-worthy, and we've hardly any spare time to do the work. I do hope we manage the daunting task, though, because there is no peace like what one can get out in the wide open waters.

I've never sailed an ocean. Someday, I would like to. But the Great Lakes are great, and you can lose sight of shore on them...so I suppose they come close.
aviatrix18
Jul. 1st, 2005 02:45 am (UTC)
Sounds lovely - with warm sun and private rainbows and the sea that we don't often see here because of pollution and being close to shore and all that.

Think of you often.
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