Atlantic surge

Outside our porthole
down on deck one
the waves surge against us
and it’s brilliant fun
Because sometimes the sky
we can see as we oughta
whilst the very next moment
we’re all underwater!

©Jemverse

[‘Atlantic Surge’ is 9 of 14 in the Jemverse ‘Iberian Treasures’ series]

Departures (29/8/16)
Malaga I (30/8/16)
Gibraltar (31/8/16)
Gibraltar II (1/9/16)
All at sea (2/9/16)
Lounging (3/9/16)
Three sixty degree sea (4/9/16)
Vigo (5/9/16)
Atlantic Surge (6/9/16)
In from the fog (7/9/16)
Terracotta Rooftiles (8/9/16)
Lisbon 36 (9/9/16)
Seville (10/9/16)
Malaga II (11/9/16)

Lounging

Every inch of deck space
where there’s a little sun
was taken up with loungers
since the day had just begun
Reservation is forbidden
but people do it all the time
Leave their towels then disappear
It really is a crime
But never mind, we found a place
Sheltered, in the lea
where the sun is bright and warm
and we can watch the passing sea
I’ve walked the promenade, deck 6
Two miles, eleven laps
where, excepting gales around the prow
made it without mishaps
So now it’s time to sit and chill
with my iPod and a book
Glancing up from time to time
to the ocean for a look

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Photo – writing poems, midships deck 6, Atlantic ocean, 20 miles off the Iberian coast – Jempics
[‘Lounging’ is 6 of 14 in the Jemverse ‘Iberian Treasures’ series]

Departures (29/8/16)
Malaga I (30/8/16)
Gibraltar (31/8/16)
Gibraltar II (1/9/16)
All at sea (2/9/16)
Lounging (3/9/16)
Three sixty degree sea (4/9/16)
Vigo (5/9/16)
Atlantic Surge (6/9/16)
In from the fog (7/9/16)
Terracotta Rooftiles (8/9/16)
Lisbon 36 (9/9/16)
Seville (10/9/16)
Malaga II (11/9/16)

All at sea

There’s a world outside my window
but I’m all at sea today
Sunshine through the porthole
with waves out there at play
The Spirit’s cutting westward
but it has a way to go
and with sea all the way round us
a true ocean voyage we’ll know
We’re at the edge of the Atlantic
having left the Med behind
A day at sea awaits us
Many pleasures still to find

©Jemverse

Photo – the Atlantic ocean looking westward  from deck 6 of the Thompson ‘Spirit’ cruise liner heading to Northern Spain – Jempics
[‘All at Sea’ is 5 of 14 in the Jemverse ‘Iberian Treasures’ series]

Departures (29/8/16)
Malaga I (30/8/16)
Gibraltar (31/8/16)
Gibraltar II (1/9/16)
All at sea (2/9/16)
Lounging (3/9/16)
Three sixty degree sea (4/9/16)
Vigo (5/9/16)
Atlantic Surge (6/9/16)
In from the fog (7/9/16)
Terracotta Rooftiles (8/9/16)
Lisbon 36 (9/9/16)
Seville (10/9/16)
Malaga II (11/9/16)

Gibraltar II

If it wasn’t for the breeze from Spain
I’d be all a-swelter
for the sun in the Gibraltar Straits
is certainly a belter!
I’m sitting on a lounger
on deck ten above the prow
writing poems in the sunshine
beads of moisture on my brow
The Atlantic is before me
the Med not far behind
as I lie here and relax
and successfully unwind

©Jemverse

Photo – the ‘Rock’, from deck 10 of the Thompson Spirit heading out into the Atlantic through the Straits of Gibraltar – Jempics
[‘Gibraltar II’ is 4 of 14 in the Jemverse ‘Iberian Treasures’ series]

Departures (29/8/16)
Malaga I (30/8/16)
Gibraltar (31/8/16)
Gibraltar II (1/9/16)
All at sea (2/9/16)
Lounging (3/9/16)
Three sixty degree sea (4/9/16)
Vigo (5/9/16)
Atlantic Surge (6/9/16)
In from the fog (7/9/16)
Terracotta Rooftiles (8/9/16)
Lisbon 36 (9/9/16)
Seville (10/9/16)
Malaga II (11/9/16)

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