Here Be Dragons

Peregrinus now finds itself in the middle of the Atlantic.  To the north, Eastern Greenland at Mogens Heinesen Fjord, 1096 Nautical Milles NM.  To the south, Parrialba (west of Fortaleza), 2,810 NM.  To the west, Liverpool, Nova Scotia, 971 NM.  To the east, Biarritz, 1740 NM.

In medieval maps, this was beyond the edge of the known world.  Since geographers did not know what to depict, they often placed strange sea monsters, or wrote scary warnings: “Here Be Dragons.”

But the Captain saw no dragons today.  She spotted a few dolphins, jumping our bow wave.