It was a real life pirate ship. Pedro couldn’t believe his eyes.
The group of children sprinted ahead of their parents and on board.
Everything was there, just like the stories. Pedro stood at the helm, letting the ocean breeze ruffle his hair.
“João, take the helm! Ana, you can be first mate!” Pedro’s friends snapped to attention.
“Aye, aye captain!”
João was an expert navigator and sailor.
“There’s a storm on the horizon.” Pedro pointed far out into the calm sea. “We have to get away. We have no choice but to sail into it. Can you do it?”
João squinted into the sunlight, his confidence never faltering. “Aye captain.”
“First mate get the crew ready! We’re sailing into rough seas.”
“Aye captain!” Ana, a shrewd and precise leader, barked orders to the remaining crew, “Batten down the hatches!”
It was a good day to be a pirate.
Word Count: 149
For What Pegman Saw. This weeks location, the Douro Valley of Portugal. I thought about having the conversational pieces of this in Portuguese but I don’t speak Portuguese and I only trust google translate so much. I opted to keep them in English but for fun read below for the google translate version of the conversation.
“João, pegue o leme! Ana, você pode ser o primeiro companheiro!”
“Aye Aye capitão!”
“Há uma tempestade no horizonte. Temos que nos afastar. Não temos escolha a não ser velejar. Você pode fazer isso?”
“Primeiro companheiro prepare a tripulação! Estamos navegando em mar agitado.”
“Sim, capitão! Abrace as escotilhas!”