Different Lives

My life changed very quickly when I joined the Merchant Navy. From the relatively sheltered background of growing up as a preacher’s kid I found myself living life in a very different world. I really didn’t want to be associated with religion at that time. As far as I know none of the people I sailed with held a Christian faith, although I have to say that many of them believed in God. Perhaps it is the quiet of the graveyard watch or the adrenaline rush of the storm that serves to remind seafarers that God exists?


m.v. Irish Wasa – North Atlantic Storm 1974

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