The magic button on my coat
I have a magic button on my coat. Every time I press it, money comes to life. Money I can access. Someone seems to know I need it, but who? It has arrived so I’m off to spend, spend and spend.
Where to first? The real estate agent. There is a lovely little home on the canal, not far from here, which I’ll pay cash for, then that lovely launch I admire every time I walk past it. And then a crew will be needed for my around-the-world voyage. I should be away by the third of next month.
The third arrived, and I wasted no time in leaving. Fine weather and no wind, so it was full steam ahead. We just about hit a rock but the seaweed draped over it, saved us. In the ocean’s deep water, sunlight, as opposed to the sun’s heat, has a slightly greater effect, down to a depth of about 100 metres.
Below that depth, it is hard to tell whether it is day or night above the surface. The oceans extend to a depth of more than 1000 metres and shallow water, less than one metre in depth.
Shallow water is found only around the coasts of continents and islands. Some ocean trenches can be miles deep. In many ways depth of water is more important to ocean life then geographical position.
We were just about at the deep waters edge. We had stopped for a while, as a rest was needed, when a school of swordfish arched the sky and were gone.
We only had less than an hour to go, before staying for the night and doing our last deep sea diving to check out the fish life.
Then it will be time to return to my new home, which I won’t be sorry to do.
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