I've just returned from the most remarkable planet I've ever seen. It's got an ocean like ours, but you can't drink the water, it doesn't cover the entire planet, and it's so deep that the bottom of their sea is totally dark. In that darkness, there seem to be hordes of yet undiscovered creatures that would not be seen except for some that glow with flashes of light. There are also places where hot magme glowed through cracks in the crust. And there were parts above water that were dry! So dry that ... Yet other places were covered with soft and scratchy flexible green and brown life forms stuck to the ground. Everywhere there were walking, flying, and swimming creatures of all sizes going about their business and apparently traveling all over their planet without getting lost.
There were billions of creatures called humans who were mostly quite friendly and entertaining. They had a fondness for ... Occasionally, they ...
Over my two-year visit, I befriended many humans and stayed for a while in 20 different places around the planet. I brought several objects and artifacts given to me by the locals at each place. After I get back from my trip to Betelguese, I'll finish my map so we can go back.
Before I left, the humans also proposed a business venture. It seems they don't have enough water and they want to trade ecotours to their planet for some of our water. That seems promising, I'll have to look at their proposal in more detail when I get back.