On May 4, 1980, the MS Zenobia left on her maiden voyage loaded with 104 tractor-trailers. She made a stop at the Island of Crete and was then bound for Athens. On the way there the captain noticed steering problems and the ship started listing to port. The list was caused by excess water that had been pumped into the ballast tanks due to a software problem. On June 2, when she arrived in Larnaca, the software problem happened again and the list got worse. The Zenobia was towed out of the harbor and anchored approximately 2 km off the shore. The following day, as the list got worse, the captain asked for permission to bring her back into harbor but was denied. The ship finally capzised and sank on June 7. Luckily, no one was harmed!
There is something so liberating with the realisation that there will be many days where life doesn’t go to plan or in the way you first thought it would go.
Seeking pastures new doesn’t always bring the instant gratification you might have been searching for and that wherever you go, there WILL be days spent in life’s natural downpour.
But the sweet smells and clear air that arise when the rains have passed only serve as a reminder of how beautiful this life really can be ✨💦 Featuring @hellopelington 🙌