Earlier this summer, If you would have asked me how I felt about being out on open waters,
I would have told you this,
Do you know the saying, ‘that you shouldn’t say anything if you cannot guarantee it’ (more or less) – like kind of, unwittingly challenging God, by saying something which falls right in place according to God’s plan but may go against your own desires and intentions.
I made that very mistake,
I said to myself, that I would never set foot on a ship in my life, even if it were a life-or-death situation.
Well, what do you know?
A few weeks into the summer, I apply to a job to work out of an office as part of a communications team, and before you know it!
I am on an Icebreaker sailing down the Saint Lawrence River from Prescott to Toronto.
Being aboard the Polar Prince most definitely brought me at ease with being on a ship.
I overcome my irrational fear, but I also truly felt at peace for once. I regained a feeling of calmness which I had lost in my life, in fact, I fell in love with the water which surrounded me.
Not only had I been able to sleep deeply, but woke up refreshed every morning I was onboard. The view I saw on my first morning aboard the sailing vessel truly left me in awe. I had not brought my camera up with me, so I ran back down to grab it and fortunately captured these beautiful memories.
It was magnificent! I do not have any words to describe how I felt at the time. I knew only to cherish every moment of it while I could.
The water was calm, the sun was shining, it was almost as if time itself had come to a halt. (mainly to all the fog in the foreseeable distance)
My only regret has been that I did not capture enough photos to share.
Although, my time on board came to an end, I will always cherish the memories which I have made, and will forever continue yearning the experience of overlooking the open water.
Until I set sail again, I will follow the voyage online — canadac3.ca