More than the scheduled containers were waiting to be loaded, including two that are billed for the island not originally on the planned port of calls. The Captain is pleased with this development, as he now has an economic reason for his course change.
Elijah and I went ashore while the loading process was underway. The look was the same as the great city before it was taken down, with new structures rising from the ruins, but a whole different feeling emanated from the people in the streets.
Elijah questioned a passerby who directed us to a meeting hall whose entrance was marked by the sign of a fish.
We returned to the ship, confident that here all is well.