A storm lashed the ship all day. Our guests remained in their quarters except the five of their number who are joining the crew. G oversaw their baptism as it were into this lot of a sailor’s life.
Elijah remained in the special cabin for the duration of the storm. I could sense him wrestling for our safe passage.
I kept to the bridge and to the company of Tomas and P. Between the times of intense activity we talked about our lives, our past, and what it was that led us to this point in our life journeys.
Come my turn, their jaws dropped at the revelation of my great age. And marveled at my memories of my youth.