By Ella Modesitt
In Bonaire, I went SCUBA diving with my dad. It was fun. We went under two boats – the dinghy and
Rivers2Seas. I saw so many fish, there must have been 100 of them. I liked it because we could be under the water together. My dad and I shared the same tank. I felt totally like a mermaid. I moved my legs like a mermaid too.
We saw a parade. There were people with really pretty dresses. One little girl gave me and my brother a piece of candy. They were dancing in their fancy dresses. The music was really loud so that everyone could hear. I think a little too loud.
We sailed to Curacao. Daddy went to customs all day long. I played with a little French girl on our boat. We played hide and seek with Chase. I did not understand a single word she said. She didn’t want to go home. Chase and I played on the best park yet. It wasn’t broken or torn or rusted. Chase and I got ice cream. We went to customs and looked at all the houses. They were all sorts of colors.
On the passage to Santa Marta, Colombia in the night there was lots and lots and lots of lightning. We all had to go down into one room so if the mast was hit by lightning we wouldn’t be killed or injured. We put on wetsuits that were really hot and read some books. Chase was throwing up. There was lots of rain. I did not see any cats and dogs. I didn’t really sleep – it was too hard.
We were close to land but before we got there lightning came again. We read some more of my Mermaid book.
Rivers2Seas is now tied up at a dock in Santa Marta Colombia. I have sailed a super duper long way. I have been to 21 countries so far. My favorite country was Bonaire or maybe Saba or…all of them.