A long day. This despite the choice to take a boat across the harbor to the grain ship. The Captain thought it quicker. Elijah was not happy because he desired to be on land.
The boat master seemed starved for business, at every opportunity he was touting this or that tourist site off the route determined by the Captain. Elijah and I paid close attention for future reference.
When we arrived at the ship that the Captain considers his by right of salvage, a vast throng was milling about awaiting handouts of grain or locusts, all rationed under the supervision of government officials.
The Captain was denied access and ordered away. But he promised to seek restitution and their punishment.