Pedro de Salcedo, a ship's boy was what I was known as. I was hired becasue I could read and write. The Captain thinks I will be useful on this voyage. I am scared but I will be brave for my mother
My mother would be pleased each morning on deck with the sails rattling it was her dear son whom leads the morning prayers. She would be amused to see the way the Captain says his rosary in fury as if his prayers are orders that are to be carried out immediately.
The long voyage lies ahead of us. I learn that when we depart from these canary islands we are in uncharted seas. Yet i wonder if we will ever leave.