Elijah won’t be dissuaded. He plans to go on shore at the earliest opportunity.
Our ship has been waiting in the roads all day. The Captain has been giving the authorities a series of excuses as to why we haven’t left yet. Any longer and their patience will be used up.
Neither of us can swim that far, and Elijah doesn’t want to show off by walking in from here.
Tomas thinks our only option would be to go on to the next port and perhaps we will be allowed to land there.
Elijah and I drew apart to discuss that option. Neither one of us felt that was the answer.
We climbed to the highest point on the ship.