a time-traveler goes whaling
"What do you take with you if you know you’re going to time-travel? I’m betting ‘sports bra’ didn’t make your list, but you’d better believe it made mine. I knew what passed for underwear in the 19th century, and I knew I’d be clambering around ships for years. I wore the best sports bra I could buy, and hoped its elastic might hold up for the eight years I knew I’d want out of it."
Faced with incontrovertible evidence that she’s going to end up on a whaling ship in another century, Gayla gears up for a trip for which no amount of planning can prepare her.