Being half in love and half terrified of the sea, I also have to suppress the thought of its vastness around and beneath.  If I think about it, I feel dizzy and fearful.

‘I have to suppress that awareness of all that room beneath me.  … Do not consider the hugeness of the sea.’

See also the quote rich mosaic review of this magnificent, entrancing book: a love letter to islands and a paean to the sea. 

Source: Adam Nicolson, Sea Room: An Island Life (London: Harper Collins, 2013 (2002)), p. 26

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