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June 23, 2018
‘Captain, excuse my curiosity, but is your title something carried with you from the sea? I know of captains of ships.’
As we started walking side-by-side with the two guards following I had checked my pace to match his. From running the hills with moderately light packs I was used to a long stride and quick pace; he marched, his speed dictated by the heavy clothing and armaments he carried, probably learned in military training.
‘I have no ship,’ he replied.
‘But, you have trained soldiers with you, heavily armed,’ I said.
I lengthened my stride, increasing the pace slightly.