Friday, February 27, 2015

YOUR Default Settings

A  L  O  H  A    from   Honolulu!
" Nothing is 
ever the same
 as they
 said it was. "
                     Diane Arbus

Cunard's Queen Elizabeth visiting Hawaii

" There are people 
who live their whole lives 
on the default settings, 
never realizing 
you can customize. "
                       Robert Brault

" To be ignorant 
of what occurred
before you were born
 is to remain 
always a child.” 
             Marcus Tullius Cicero

 Amphibious Assault Ship 
USS Makin Island (LHD 8)
Visited Hawaii recently. 
I thought it was
a historic vessel. 
But she's just well used

 Delivered to the U.S. Navy  
16 April 2009  
Commissioned at Pascagoula, Mississippi  
26 June 2009 

U.S. Coast Guard

The sea is 
a singular neighbor
bringing good, bad,
all things - anything.

Beautiful, ugly,
roaring, whispering.

The sea, 
our neighbor
barely notices us;

Yet never fails
to charm.

" I could never stay 
long enough on the shore;
 the tang of the untainted, 
fresh, and free sea air 
was like a cool, 
quieting thought. "
                 Helen Keller


Thank You, Captain
for sheltering here
a while!


eileeninmd said...

Hello Cloudia, wonderful images of the sea and the ships! It would be cool to cruise around the Hawaiian Islands, but there is nothing like spending more time there..My son was born on Pearl Harbor Day, so we are always reminded of what occurred on this day. Enjoy your day!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I enjoyed the photographs of the ships. The Queen Elizabeth is very beautiful. The Coast Guard vessel looks very sharp. It's amazing how much wear on the assault vessel, too. The sea can be unforgiving to vessels.

Everyday you have wonders in your vicinity; I appreciate your sharing them with us! Have a great day!

A Cuban In London said...

You definitely can customise, can't you? :-)

Greetings from London.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm happy to share your sea shanties anytime :) Happy weekend Cloudia.

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Cloudia, beautiful sea and ships pics. The sea can be beautiful as well as frightening.

TexWisGirl said...

i like the 'default' quote. :)

Hilary said...

It must be fun to see so many interesting stopovers come your way.

That default/customize quote really spoke to me today. Thanks for that.

Karen S. said...

My thoughts are bouncing with joy and sailing high across your lovely quotes!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Your ship shots are in ship-shape!


Teresa said...

Totally cool. I love your words about the sea. The pictures of ships are spectacular.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots- those ships certainly stand out.