Sometimes there are moments during your lifetime where you actually think you might not make it to the next day. This trip consisted of at least one for me, as we exited the aircraft and overheard the phrase “Wow that was a close one” from the seasoned flight attendant.
A fear flying is a rather common condition among many people who don't travel a lot and I often experience these emotions too before I step on board. It's not really a justified fear considering the odds, but it's something that lingers until you step back on land. Our flight to Roatan was possibly one of the most frightening experiences I have had so far. Looking back, it was just an alarming experience and nothing more. Yet I can't help but relate it to another event in my life.
Having suffered a stroke when I was younger , it was difficult to ignore the similarities between the two events. Even though each of these experiences were years apart and wildly different, the emotions tie the two together in a strange way. Having such a sense of uncertainty and no control, even just momentarily, is a baffling feeling. Despite our treacherous first attempt at landing they managed to safely put the aircraft on the ground a few hours later. In the end, I guess this just means I will strictly be taking Carnival cruises to these parts of the Carribbean in the near future.