My phone’s sudden blinking tickled the corner of my eye, rousing me (what? receptivity?!_)
Yes! blue-grey land distorting two weeks of straight-round horizon, pushing out from blue-grey water below into blue-grey sky above, commandeered my complete attention.
As earth differentiated from water, there was a quickening, an increased pulse-rate: Aotearoa and unexpected hours of shore-leave coming up quick.