You have good ideas and good sequence between action and reflection;however, grammar, sentence fragments and composition are very distracting. I suggest you read story outloud - make changes and then get someone to copy edit. Keep writing - good to read your work.
I found myself drawn into this story, waiting to find out what would happen. It seems sad and yet there is hope at the end, of his rescue and return to his bride. Your ship descriptions are quite thorough. What a lovely, heartwarming tale of a shipwrecked survivor longing to be with his mate for life. Great job, David.
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