Next week, Hubby and I will celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary. Bitterly cold on our wedding day, we didn’t mind because one week later, we climbed onboard the cruise ship Arcadia, and with full steam ahead, sailed out of Barbados for our ‘Taster Tour’ of six Caribbean islands.
Amongst the many photographs I took during our travels, succeeding in getting the view in this particular photo took some patience, and (not a secret to some, I know) I am not the most patient person in the world.
It was darn near impossible to get any shots without somebody appearing at just the wrong moment. So annoying when that happens isn’t it? But on this particular day, my patience paid off as I managed to capture just the angle I wanted.
Something about this deck with the deep brown of the mahogany benches intrigued me, reminding me of the Titanic, the story of which both horrifies and enthralls me to this day. In fact, I would say that it is a secret obsession of mine.
So much so, that as we crossed the Bay of Biscay on the way home, the ship creaking and groaning as it lurched through the rough seas, Hubby and I were about the only ones seen out of our cabins.
Of course, that might have been thanks to my secret cure for seasickness, discovered by pure chance: a pint of Stella and a greasy burger. It works a treat, no kidding.
Even so, I nurtured secret fears: I grew ever concerned as the ship listed from side to side on that wild, grey ocean, that we would end up if not like those poor folk onboard the Titanic, then upside down like those others in The Poseidon Adventure.
Maybe I watch too many films.
Today I’m tagging friends:
Tom at Beyond the Sphere for the Tell 5 Secrets Blog Hop. Tom’s stories are out of this world, in more ways than one. Can’t wait to see what secrets he has lurking back at the mansion.
Marie at iwalkalone.co.uk for the B&W 5 Day Photo Challenge. Marie shares beautiful photos on her blog as she takes us along on her walks through English town and country.
Perfect timing this challenge, as it means I can also enter this photo for Jude’s fun and easy Bench Photo Challenge, details here. This month’s theme is wooden benches and she invites one and all to take part.
And I’ll be here again tomorrow with Day 3 of the B&W Challenge & Secrets Blog Hop.
See you then!