The sea is soooo big
and I am so small.
I am thinking about all of that now. I am going to embark on a Trans-Atlantic re-positioning cruise, a first for me. The cruise is 17 days in length and the first 7 days are at sea. I am both excited and nervous. Eleanor Roosevelt said
"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face."
I know my fears are unfounded. The ship is seaworthy and has the best in safety equipment and procedures. It is a world of difference from what Christopher Columbus and his crew had, and they made it. But I still have some unjustified worries.
What if there is a late winter/early spring storm with high rough seas? You just can't pull into a port and wait it out. What if there is a medical emergency? Yes there is a medical center but it is not an acute medical/trauma center. Despite the fact I haven't gotten seasick on previous cruises I have never been out in the middle of the Atlantic.
And call me a techie "got-to-have-my-cell" freak but no contact with the outside world (without spending a ridiculous onboard fee) for 7 days is a nerve racking thought. Never mind that for years I traveled without a cell phone and the world didn’t come crashing down without my input.
Many will think this is funny scenario, I will go in a shark cage to face a great white shark but I am nervous about being on a cruise ship!
All I can say is like always I will be taking St. Christopher with me; he is more experienced than our Italian ship’s captain.