Skywatch Friday: A Thousand Miles From Nowhere


There are those times on a cruise that you seem to be a thousand miles from nowhere. You can just sit on the deck and watch the sun rise or set. Off, in the distance you can see a rain shower  The clouds seem to be hanging just above the surface of the water and you are alone with your thoughts. Sometimes, being alone with my thoughts can be a little scary, confusing, humorous, or boring. Don’t ask me why an ocean sunset brought to mind a country song and reignited an appreciation for the artist.

Lately I have been listening to a lot of Dwight Yoakam. Dwight was a major player in country music during the late 80’s through the late 90’s. He was part of  what came to be known as the “Bakersfield Sound”, which was a blend of country and hillbilly rock. Given the direction that country music has turned the past decade with lyrics that don’t seem to tell a story and instrumentally over-produced chorus, I have a better appreciation for artists like Dwight that could write a good lyric, melody, and a memorable chorus line. Like I said, some days my mind will wander a thousand miles from nowhere.



14 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday: A Thousand Miles From Nowhere

  1. Great ocean shot. I love that song. I’ve not heard it in a very long time.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. 🙂


    1. Sunrise and sunset on the ocean provide endless photo opportunities.

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  2. Just imagen being alone out there, scary


    1. The thought of being alone in the vastness of the ocean is an overwhelming thought.


  3. Country music ain’t what it used to be. Most music isn’t.

    Lovely sunset phot.


    1. I like the country music of the 80’s & 90’s with Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Dwight Yoakam, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Brooks & Dunn, etc.


  4. I like Dwight Yoakam’s music, too!
    Have a great weekend!


    1. Stay tuned, there’s more coming in Monday’s post.


  5. Lovely drama in the sky.


    1. The drama is always best at sunrise and sunset.


  6. I’m with you… not a fan of the new stuff, but love the old classic country western music. Beautiful photo with the rain on the horizon. I love that feeling of being out in the middle of nowhere, and I seek it out on a regular basis!


    1. Most of my music tastes lean toward the classic eras, 60’s pop, 70’s – 90’s Country, etc.


  7. Dwight Yoakum was unique and always seemed to linger just beneath mega stardom. Which is probably why is remembered so well.


    1. I don’t think Dwight enjoyed playing to stadium crowds. He preferred more intimate venues with a dance floor.


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