The Captain called me to the bridge in the forenoon. I’d been busy crunching numbers so I welcomed the interruption to get away from my desk and office.
I was surprised however to learn the reason for my summons. The Captain handed me his binoculars and pointed to the shore. He said our next port used to be there.
I looked, but beyond a screen of naval ships it was hard to make out what I was seeing.
It helped when he added that skyscrapers used to stand where an inlet of water lay.
I wondered out loud why the Commodore had not forewarned us.
The Captain shrugged and asked me to prepare things for the port next in line.