My husband, Chris loves a great storm. Always has. While I have OTD (obsessive travel disorder), he has OSD (obsessive storm disorder).
He actually gets jealous when others get storms that he can’t have. Two words…Storm Envy.
His daily routine is check weather… check CNN… check work email and repeat. Over and over. In Guatemala, in Toronto, in Morocco, in Amsterdam… doesn’t matter… the routine repeats.
So chasing storms is a real thing. Not just reality TV. We live with it; uhm… I mean him.
You know when too much of a good thing is no longer a good thing?
I can feel you nodding your head. Chris is nodding his too.
Off he went, on the road again, to be on the ferry again, to go to Newfoundland again.
But this time, this “again” would be different.
His storm gods had arrived and delivered. A wet, wild, and windy present of mess; all for Chris to open up and devour. He couldn’t believe his “luck”.
Chris meet Hurricane Ivan. Hurricane Ivan meet Chris. I am sure you two have a lot in common and will be great friends.
And so the relationship began. A little rocky at first; a bit hesitant and a tad shy. This is what Chris had always wanted, so he was motivated to make it work.
Others on board, did not understand their friendship. They stared, they whispered, they looked concerned. Reluctant to join in, they hunkered down on their own, refusing to believe any good could result.
As time passed, Hurricane Ivan tasted their scorn and lashed out with 14 metre waves crashing onto the fourth deck.
Chris, less sure of his newfound friendship, turned around. Screaming, tilting and vomiting surrounded him. Not quite how he had pictured this would look. Or even go down.
As the gifts began to fly off the shelves of the store, even the workers began to question whether Ivan was still welcome on board.
11 hours later, Chris decided to end his relationship. Lopsided but happy to see ground, he left it all behind.
Until the next storm, that is…
(Chris, my husband, attracts storms. Like a lightning rod. Danger pay should be included, at least when travelling with him.)
Happy boating from Chris, Cheryl and The Family C from A to Zeas.
Have you experienced a terrible storm? Do you like storms? I would love to hear from you.