The sea continues calm. With the grain ship in tow, our speed has dropped, despite that favorable circumstance.
Seabirds discovered the locust laden vessel and gathered from all points of the compass to partake. This alarmed Elijah. He insisted that a watch be set to shoo them away.
The Captain had to go over anyway to help his First Mate with a problem (which slowed us down again, as they had to stop to effect a transfer), so Elijah made the trip too, to practice what he preaches.
They have succeeded in getting the grain ship underway on its own power.
And Elijah has returned with the Captain. But only after a crewman was assigned to fend off the birds.