After a java and a stinker at the Harbour House Hotel Cafe, I headed for Jip’s Blue Ferry Toy Shoppe.
Jip is a puppeteer and lonely surviving member of the Pea Squad.
The Pea Squad was commanded by Mad Captain Arab.
Arab had a hat-on for the blue whale Mopey Dick.
It all ended tragically with ship and crew hitting rock bottom.
Jip was saved by Fishnet, the mermaid maiden head.
They married and opened the Blue Ferry.
It was Jip who carved Ego, Uncle Oslo’s puppet partner.
He also created, with Willet’s help, Pokeynose the clockwork boy.
As the bo’sun’s whistle piped when I opened the shop’s door, it was Pokeynose who asked: “Is the mooring good?”
“Yes, young Splinter, it is” I said ” and a good mooring to you too.”