The Captain has been working on the hull of the boat at the annual haulout. He’s had to take the boat to a haulout facility several hours’ run from home.
The work is nearly done and I think he’ll soon be home.
Do you think that could be him coming into the bay, Mr Robin?
Well, Admiral Anneli, I can be your lookout. I’ve got a good view here, but I don’t know…. I see a boat, but it could be anybody.
I sure hope it’s him. The lawn needs mowing. I need him to come home.
I wouldn’t get my hopes up if I were you. Could be anybody. Lots of boats around here.
It’s a fishboat, but it’s too far away to tell if it’s the Captain. No … maybe not ….
I’ve got good eyes, but I can’t see that far. I’m not an eagle, you know.
What do you see now? Are you looking around the corner?
Yes … I’m just making sure he finds his way into the harbour.
Can’t be the Captain then. He knows his way, no problem.
Probably not him then. Better get that lawn mower fired up yourself.
So Admiral, when do you think he’ll be home then?
Oh, any time now. Soon….
Harrumpfff! Why don’t you just mow that lawn before it rains? Don’t you know it’s harder for me to find worms when the grass gets too long? My children are depending on me to bring them food.
That’s the last time I’m going to bother worrying about the Captain coming home. I don’t care who cuts the grass as long as it gets done. I need access to those worms.
I only stopped to rest my wings
And not to worry over things.
The railing seemed a perfect place
I stood there tall with style and grace.
A fishing boat was cruising past,
Perhaps the Captain, home at last.
The Admiral needs a helping hand
To cut the grass that’s on their land.
It suits me fine to have him back
As things ’round here are kind of slack.
Let’s hope the next boat in the bay
Will be her Captain home to stay.
For a while….