On Friday, we discovered our first stowaway or pet or capture — hard to say.
During routine cleaning of our sea strainer, Pete found the usual seaweed detritus plus the tiniest octopus we’d ever seen.
We put him in seawater in a hummus container. Tony named him Arthur. We kept him on the salon table for a day (we were at anchor the whole day). He changed color from reddish to clear depending on what background we placed him on.
At 4:47 pm, Pete returned Arthur to the sea — he swam off fast, off to become a bigger octopus. Goodbye Arthur and good luck.