Skellig Eve

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Tuesday was our big Skellig day. It was supposed to be Monday, but the weather would not permit it. So, instead of climbing the island that day, we went to the cliffs and looked out over the cloudy day to see the island staring back at us. It was a showdown. Skellig Michael knew we were coming, and he warned us from seven miles away that he was a force not to be reckoned with. But as I stood there with my friends, the wind and waves crashing with fury around us, I was reminded of the 29th Psalm - "The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders over many waters." The earth is subject to this God of glory, and he has given us dominion over it. So Skellig stared me down and I stared right back. It settled into all of us that day, just how crazy we were. But at the same time, we knew we were exactly where we needed to be. This would be an adventure for the ages.