Our trip has become a bit more complicated. After taking a left out of Port Aransas, we figured it would be a day or two before we run into Florida. From there, we planned on taking a right turn and easing down the Gulf Coast to Havana.
Instead we have seen nothing but water. Well, the Coast Guard was shadowing us for a while....
We are slowly getting to know about our lone passenger. Our guest explained that he is hoping to take advantage of the political instability in Cuba after Castro steps down. It took a while, but we explained that Castro is still in charge.
Last night, we saw a giant squid, three times longer than the Water Strider. It glowed with a kind of phosphorescence as it swam under and beyond the ship.
"Looks like a glow-in-the-dark squid," was our guest's comment.
"Looks like calamari to me," was Tortoise Tuus, the chef's, only thought.
Captain Merrill Stewbean