Missed the Boat!!!
The tide was running, we had to weigh anchor, and they were no where to be found. I may have made a mortal enemy in the first mate as I pleaded with him to delay a few more minutes as I sent scouts to every pub, brothel, theater and bawdy house either has ever been known to frequent. Nothing.
We have stopped to take on outbound cargo in Portugal, and I have sent word with an inbound merchantman to see if they can journey over land some how to rejoin us, perhaps on the far side of the Cape. But I have little hope of seeing them before our return.