After being surrounded for the last 10 years by turquoise waters while working in the Caribbean, I now find myself, because of our company's "vessel realignment" program, heading south through the muddy rivers of Louisiana, our destination, the Gulf of Mexico and then on to Houston, Texas.
(I just love "Management speak." Vessel realignment sounds better than, taking some boats out of service, or laying some people off. Calling it vessel realignment is a power phrase that hopefully promotes a positive attitude to the remaining employees in the fleet. FYI, it's not working!)
Anyway, while the brown water we're journeying through might not be as appealing to the eye as the crystal waters we're accustomed to seeing near St Croix and
In the past I've spent a lot of time peering over the bow of our tug, watching dolphins frolic just inches from our hull in the
Today, instead of viewing nature's underwater world, we look skyward, and are captivated by what seems like a vast boundless bird sanctuary as we travel through
Each area of the world has its own uniqueness, something that makes them different.
I haven't been able to wrap my mind around that concept yet.
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