|This is one of the most important reasons why we prefer a balcony cabin. View of one of the 70 islands in the Cumberland group.|
“Sightings on the Ship in Australia”
|Interesting sculpture on display on the stairs.|
As a couple its easy to slip into a life of routine and predictability. We laugh at our humorous quips and jokes. We tolerate the whining/whinging and negative chatter. We empathize when things aren’t quite right. We celebrate our efforts, successes and accomplishments.
Stepping out of this routine isn’t always easy. The true essence of feeling “in love” has the potential to envelope us in an entirely unique sense of joy as opposed to the solid sense of simply loving one another.
Many times, this requires a change of scenery or circumstances, such as a holiday or vacation, dining at a romantic restaurant, walking along a beach or picnicking in the park.
|It wasn’t easy taking photos on the misty, cloudy morning, especially when the camera fogged up going from the air conditioned cabin to the humidity outdoors.|
This is not to say that the consistent feelings of loving our partners are less important. Over the long haul, it holds more weight, purpose and value in ensuring a meaningful and lasting relationship.
This magical feeling of being “in love” while immensely attracted to one another is often lost in the stresses of everyday life. While on this year’s long journey to see the world, we can easily become immersed in that “I love you” state of familiarity and comfort, one that without a doubt, we’re blessed to possess.
|More Cumberland islands.|
Then, when that wave of feeling “in love” washes over us it can be euphoric, putting a smile on our faces and a twinkle in our eyes that is hard to erase. It’s an impossible feeling to constantly maintain, although many new or young lovers somehow believe it can be carried well into the future. More often we hear that those types of relationships ultimately fail in a plethora of unfulfilled expectations.
Last night, we both experienced an “in love” evening, certainly nothing new for us but memorable nonetheless. In part, in may have been us finally loosening up a little with a few cocktails, the “oldies” piano music played by a talented performer in the Schooner Bar and our close proximity to each other as we blissfully swayed to the music.
Need I say, we had an extraordinary evening, never returning to our cabin until almost midnight, not falling asleep until 1:00 am and awakening way too early this morning at 5:00 am, anxious to get up and begin another glorious day at sea
|The captain explained that some of the islands are inhabited, while a few have resorts and facilities for tourists.|
Tom says my eyes look sleepy today and I agree. Maybe a 15 minute nap should be on the agenda this afternoon after we watched the movie, “Ghostbusters” in the tiny theatre. (Our taste in movies has changed for this cruise when yesterday we watched the silly movie, “Boss.” Tom dozed while I chuckled my way through it).
This morning at 6:25 am, the captain announced we were entering the Cumberland Islands. Having showered and dressed for the day, we took a few photos we’ve posted today.
Photos of islands taken from a ship at sea aren’t usually within my skill range, so I apologize if they aren’t very clear and defined. I do better on land. Here’s some information about the Cumberland Islands:
|A few tour companies provide partial day tours to the islands.|
|One year ago today, we posted photos of the gorgeous upcoming vacation home rental in Costa Rica beginning in nine months on August 1, 2017. For more photos, please click here.|