The Seaside Travelers. One afternoon a group of friends, a schnauzer, a tortoise and a hare had made their way down to the seaside. As they were setting out their picnic on the dunes above the sea tortoise exclaimed, “look it’s a ship off in the distance.” The schnauzer and the hare began to discuss what far off land the mighty ship might be from. As it made its way towards the shore it looked less and less like a ship at all. Soon it was in the surf bobbing its way towards the shore. When the object finally landed on the beach the three friends laughed and said, “well this bundle of wood will make a fine campfire.” So they laid out the sticks to dry in the sun. Later that evening as they sat around the warm fire, tortoise told a tale of even taller sailing ships. As the three friends talked and laughed they looked into the smoke of their campfire and there they saw the shape of the finest sailing ship on its voyage into the starry sky above the sea.