Yes, a “girl in every port” is a saying for a reason, but it’s not that simple.
A few years ago, I sailed from the Caribbean to Portugal on a small sailboat. There was just the captain, myself and one other crewman.
Instead of being paid for his work (which sometimes involved cooking, making the “punch” each night, a bit of vessel upkeep and the occasional watch) he was paid about 10 euros a day (about U.
S.) to be part of a life he remembers as “magical” and a “dream.”He recalled one night when he was “on the tiller” and “all of a sudden, these torpedoes were coming toward the boat.” He realized they were dolphins aglow, thanks to bio-luminescence.
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