These "captured moments" are some of my best photographs as a amateur photographer. Each of them spoke to me, created a memory, and taught a lesson. In sharing them, I hope you benefit from the lessons learned.
Looking back on these photos and reflecting on the experience (along with a powerful statement by my father last week) taught me an important life lesson - your satisfaction during the struggle shows your strength. When you become comfortable as life is uncomfortable, you reveal an inner strength. Never forget that the things we most want to get rid of (frustration, discomfort, hard times) are the same ones that produce growth, maturity, and development.
The next time you face a tough time, remember that statement to embrace the storm, endure the struggle, and expand your soul.
So, what will happen to the Ocean Pursuit? It's unclear at this time; however, the National Park Service has indicated that they will dig it out (at some point) and send the bill to the owners. When we get buried due to our unintentional actions, we face the same prospect - intentionally digging out at a great cost. In summary, diligence prevents drift and "the bill coming due."