Following the mishap with the Sea Patron’s engine, we decided to leave the port in search of things that we need this week’s work on the Lebanese coast. On the wish list from staff are: cables, batteries, medicine, gloves, keys, and herbal teas to help us to digest the food onboard. It turned out to be a dash against the clock through the crowded and frenetic streets of Beirut, which actually in a crazy way, relaxes me. Here paperwork is slow and the cars go fast. Getting back to list, I’ve asked for a set of green eyes. In my opinion, this country has many treasures to its name. But the most treasured of all is in the eyes of the people here; dark and strong in the men and deep and translucent, like beautiful jewels, in the women.