Out to Sea for Sept. 28/19
(c) By Jim and Barb Fox
When the “barf bags” appeared beside the elevators, we knew we were in for a rough night at sea.
But it became unnerving when people posted onYouTube to “pray for the people on the Carnival Sunrise” facing the wrath of Hurricane Humberto.
We hung on as the ship bobbed from side to side like a huge rubber ducky and plunged forward through the night like a rollercoaster into the hollow of the waves.
|Monster waves began to calm after the Carnival Sunrise turned back toward New York in this balcony photo. (Jim Fox photo)|
We had watched the growing intensity of the hurricane last week while preparing to leave for New York and a one-week sailing to Bermuda and return.
We never made it.
When we booked the cruise with 10 family members, we were aware of the perils of “hurricane season.”
But Bermuda is off the hurricane track and where strong storms are quite rare.
Upon boarding the ship at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, we were given a note from Captain Isidoro Renda.
It was our first indication that something had to give.