The seadog goes to sea
17 May 2008 | West End, Grand Bahama
Windy and rocky and rolly
Land Ho! I don't know why the Captain said this but she got excited and seemed happier than she had been all day.
For some strange reason, we left in the middle of the night. There was a big orange moon in the sky behind us over the city. Pretty soon the boat was not so good for sleeping - which, hey, is what I do at night. I couldn't figure out why we left a perfectly good sleeping place and went out into the ocean where sails flapped, the motor roared and I had trouble sleeping.
After the sun came up the boat started to roll some more. I tried to make myself comfortable on top of the Captain's white sweatshirt. You can tell from the look on my face in the photo that it wasn't all that comfortable. Pretty soon my tummy didn't feel so good. As a dog, I know what the solution for that one is. Brrrrrup, brrrrup, bwwwap. After that I felt so much better, but the Captain was making her mean face when she pulled her white sweatshirt out from under me. I was glad she took it away because that big pool of yellow stuff was making it hard for me to get comfortable. I just shifted over to her nice soft towel.
My tummy didn't make any more funny noises, but I couldn't sleep well, and I wasn't really hungry even when the Captain offered me cheese. Now that's something! So when the Captain started running around on the deck, taking the sail down and getting out dock lines, I figured it was a good thing - because now I really had to pee.
This new place has good smells and lots of grass but I was mostly happy that the boat stopped moving around and I could go to sleep.
May the wind always be full of good smells!