The sea is a continual miracle

On the road in Batanes, Philippines.

On the road in Batanes.

Found this while reading on the net:

To me the sea is a continual miracle,
The fishes that swim—the rocks—the motion
of the waves—the ships, with men in them
—what stranger miracles are there?

Walt Whitman, Poem of Perfect Miracles

A boat to carry me away

A faluwa, an interisland ferry, struggles against the waves at Ivana Port, Batanes.

A faluwa struggles against the waves at Ivana Port, Batanes.

“When I’m all grown up, come what may,
I’ll build a boat to carry me away”
― Guy Gavriel Kay, Tigana