This morning, with wind and waves still punishing the ship, we arrived at the high-cliff island of Guam.
We’re one hundred and fifty miles south of Guam and making our way north through what mariners call a Force 6 sea.
We’re five degrees above the equator, heading almost due north at eleven knots. A strong, steady wind is creating rows of white-capped waves.
A few hours after we crossed the equator, a hoary, old King Neptune rose out of the sea and paid a short visit to Mermaid Sapphire.
This morning the Mermaid Sapphire was two degrees south of the Equator and steaming north toward Guam at 11 knots.