I drove to the foot doc this morning, who happens to be on the marina, and there she was. I thought I’d get some great photos after my appointment. So shots in the feet over, back in my car, I drove to the dock and it was on the move! Yikes. I stopped my car, hopped on my sore feet down to the dock like a drunken pirate and began clicking madly with my camera. Phew! Talk about almost missing the boat!
Lady Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia She left her home port of Aberdeen, Washington on its “Rediscovering the Columbia River” voyage. It will go from Hood River, where I captured these photos, upriver to Pasco, Washington. There she will turn about and come back downriver to home. Ironically, the news article telling us when it would be here came out today. It was actually open this past weekend for tours.
You can’t have a lovely ship like this and not have pirates… the wonderful kind, not the creepy Somalian kind that are terrorists. These are traditional swashbucklers… and how can you not love a couple of guys called Cap’n Slappy or Ol' Chumbucket ?
http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html My favorite pirate site. They are full of links to other piratey goodness like these:
This one is a must for me. He’s got a song… “Zombie Pirates in Love”. The only thing that could make it better would be if the zombie pirates in love were stomping ants.
“We've got that rakish swagger,
And we've got that roguish charm,
We've got that bug-eyed stagger,
And we've got somebody's arm.
Now, you may think you're faster
Than a zombie on a boat
But all we need's a pastor
And you're Mrs. Undead Cutthroat.”
Yar! Thar be buxom beauties and bosom friends (female pirate adventures) here:
Zeppelin Tours… man do I want to do this!
A zeppelin is the ultimate ship for me, especially since I do not like being on top of water. In the air…no problem. Water, no way. (Yes, I can swim very well thank you.)
No post about day 12 could be complete without something twelve-ish! How about this movie? 12 Monkeys - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Have you ever seen it? We love it at our house. That's Brad Pitt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and Bruce Willis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia .
Okay. Hope you like the pirate theme. When the ship presented herself, it seemed like providence. My head immediately filled with pirates. Let me leave you with a song... It's Salty Dog by Flogging Molly.
dmarks also reminded me of the Black Freighter in the Watchmen Graphic Novel:
Watchmen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is the other "Pirate Jenny" by Pirate Jenny :