Write something that has to do with: all aboard.
We left Comox this morning, after a difficult parting, hoping to catch the 12:15 ferry out of Nanaimo for Vancouver. Barring that, we figured we'd be there in plenty of time to catch the 12:50.
On the highway just outside Nanaimo is an electronic sign with current ferry information on it. When we reached it the 12:15 was already full and the 12:50 was at 66% capacity. The next sailing was at 3:10.
We got into the huge lineup, had to wait for the first ferry to be loaded before we could even get to the booth to purchase our ticket, and hoped for the best. It was a long wait to do with two little boys in the car, but the final result was a relief.
We were the third to last vehicle onto the ship. There may have been a mini celebration in the car the moment we realized we wouldn't have to wait at the terminal for another two hours.
It was a smooth sailing, much less windy than the one that brought us over to the island. We did hit some pretty terrible traffic coming through Vancouver, but we made it back to Kat's aunt's place eventually.
After dinner I went to visit one of my closest high school friends, who did not attend the reunion, and it was really great to catch up with him.
Now all that's left is the final leg of the journey. I'm about ready to be home.
"Is everyone aboard now?"
"Yes, Captain. Though there is trouble brewing on the third deck."
"If it is only brewing then I expect it to be brought under proper control before any damage is done."
"Yes, Captain. It's just that it might be out of our hands already."
"What? How exactly did it go from trouble brewing to we can't do anything about it? I was clear in my instructions to the crew, was I not?"
"Yes, Captain. Unfortunately the lions refused to remain in their cages on the fourth deck and were undeterred by our attempts to prevent them from entering the third deck."
"Remind me: what's on the third deck?"
"The last last known remaining humans in the galaxy, Captain."
"Oh for... what was that noise?"
"It would appear that we've lost another species to extinction, Captain."