It was troubled sea, the waves were almost covering me and I was almost drowning.
Lightning bolts fall from the black and grey skies, and I tried stay holding on that barrel, that blessed barrel, thanks to the storm and my headache it was beginning to be really hard.
Then, one dammed wave, a big one, collapsed over me and I not seen anything more, listening the sea noise, so were my end ,certainly…
The cold water had covered me, and after this I fainted. The truth is all seaman wants die in the sea, but over those conditions, definitively not.
But… looks like the destiny decided to give me another chance, so even weak I had survived …
So, I was awakening, my boots yet were soaked, despite it, I felt sand under me and something breath a hot puff on my head. What could it be?!
One dog. It was one dog, a fluffy animal companion to a tired seaman. It walked with me through the beach, so from now it will be called Doubloon:
I pulled the algae over my back and proceed walking with Doubloon by the beach, trying to find someone to answer where the hell I was and also trying to remember what happened to me, but the most important now: find something to eat cause the belly was snoring, luckily there was one palm tree close and after three strong kicks a coconut falls followed by another one. Nice we have two coconuts but how manage to open they?
― Ok Mr. Doubloon, here we have two coconuts but how open they?
― Arf arf arf.
After dropping the food in sand, I rolled my pockets, where I found a knife, and now with both fruits opened we finally ate! Good, now we yet need find someone, there is a village close, but I have one strange feeling of begin watched, or could be only madness, anyway we keep walking to the village.
Wasn’t a village, but a city. Close to its entrance, two wooden cottages could be seen, one completely ruined and forsaken, another one with three persons, was partially destroyed. At the front a woman with a broom and a bearded fat guy with a bucket, and at a crow’s nest in top of the hut, a small kid with a telescope, I believe that explain the strange feeling what I had before. I asked they:
― Hello good citizens, what happened here?
― One terrible storm, Sir It almost destroyed our “house” ― answered the fat guy ― flooded, everything is flooded here.
― Where are you from, Mr. Seaman? ― asked the kid.
― I’m from… ― what answer?! Great Bricktain is my homeland, but if I told this, no, wait, they are only poor guys… ― Great Bricktain, and if can you told, where is this place?
― Knut Island, Sir ― said the woman.
― Knut Island, you said …
― Yes sir, Knut island!
― Oh God! How far I went? And how?
― Where was your last port, Sir ?
― Can you call me… as Harry, and I don’t remember where I was…
― Maybe at the port can you get some information what help you, Harry!
― Thank you, good man, you too lady, and you kid. I need to go now!
― You’re welcome Mr. Harry.
Knut city, ok. I know where I’m now. So I would explore the city to get some information, and maybe the walk around makes my memories back, so Mr. Doubloon let’s go!