An Ocean Cruise
I don’t mind if the ride is rough; actually, I like a little bit of action, even if people from the heartland are leaning over the rail. (In real life, there are barf bags around the ship for times like that, but “leaning over the rail” is such a lovely image from days past.) Even with stabilizers, things can still get rough.
A pleasant ride? Not. I don’t know if the captain was scared, or if he knew his ship could take this, but it’s significant there was a Coast Guard helicopter up above videotaping this. The lifeboats are still in their davits, which makes sense: they wouldn’t last a minute in these seas.
Where are the passengers? Certainly not on deck. Perhaps the atheists are leading the others in prayer, as not only are there none in foxholes, but neither are there any in a ship that could roll over at any moment and the nonbelievers would meet the Maker they don’t believe in. Or, didn’t up until this storm hit.
I understand the ship did make it safely to port.