While I'm on here blogging I may as well go ahead and post the quote of the week from the Mariner's Book of Days.
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates. ~Mark Twain
There is a pirate in all of us. ~George Putz
This week's quote is actually a double. This week in the book is devoted to pirates. I don't much care for the whole pirate hullabaloo, and think that its terribly overdone in our popular culture. The history of piracy is fascinating, but I'd much rather study the navies and privateers (though some would say they were pirates too). I've just seen too many BAD pirate impressions over the years. If you want to read more about one of our local pirates here in eastern North Carolina check out the website for Captain Horatio Sinbad and the Meka II out of Beaufort.