We are hopeful that the danger from pirates is past. The Captain thinks this likely as we are now headed towards the seat of the world government.
It is not our destination. Indeed, we shall not be heading into the gulf off of which it is being built. But we assume there will a strong naval presence, and hence a deterrent to piratical activity.
I am still pulling extra watches.
During the afternoon one I split my attention between the sea around us and the shoreline on our port. At one point some movement alarmed me – among the dun-colored rocky hills shoreward, streams of white dots were swarming.
An amused Elijah told me they were only flocks of goats.