Happy Birthday, Captain
At 1 am, when he came on deck for his night watch, I gave him a waning moon that looked just like an orange section. At 4 am, he got the tropics, as we crossed the Tropic of Cancer off Todos Santos. At eight, he got the headlands called Cabo Falso, at nine the rocky shores off Cabo San Lucas. In the afternoon, after we had tied up at a marina near San Jose del Cabo, he got a beer, a shower and a nap. After the sun went down, he received the traditional travel birthday cake, which is a Pineapple Upside Down Cake. He was a happy man.