When Tomas joined me on my afternoon watch, he was expecting our imminent arrival at the next destination.
During the ensuing wait he floated a guess as to the purpose of our latest shipment. He believes they are meant for use in the manufacture of satellite communication equipment. Word was circulating in some recent ports of call that the world government was looking to re-establish the global networks.
Although neither Elijah nor I had heard any mention of this in our travels, it certainly seemed reasonable.
But when the Captain passed word that we had arrived, the sight of the small village before us seemed to belie that notion. Again small boats were utilized to transport the goods ashore.