Ahoy, me hearties!
Avast ye and batten down the hatches! I’m a sailin’ away. I can’t take this bilge-sucking city life anymore, and only scurvy dogs work for free. Been sittin’ in becalmed waters for too long. As for my planetary concerns and climate change…scupper that! I will just float on the rising waters.
The soundtrack, from his album of mid-life crisis.
The Hawaiian Chieftain
The Rapscallion. She had been so psyched all day to go see the pirate ships, even began planning her outfit hours before. Then, an hour before leaving, she fell asleep. Grumpiness plus overwhelm made for hanging the jib.
For just a bit of loot in the coffer, we were able to come aboard.
The Lady Washington. You may recognize her from Curse of the Black Pearl. Me matey Johnny was putting a crack in Jenny’s teacup and had gone ashore.
There was grub cookin’ and me first mate wanted to stay for dinner.
But we weren’t invited so we just kept lookin’ round.
Fern gave no quarter and foul winds prevailed. But afterwards she proclaimed “how fun!” it had been.
She looked like she wanted to keelhaul someone. I can relate, actually.
Fern helped me plan my outfit too. It’s one of my favorite things about living in San Francisco…I can dress like a pirate or be loaded to the gunwalls and no one raises an eyebrow…
The tall ships will be in the Oakland harbor this weekend, and also engaging in a mock cannon fight.
See them in full sail and such a cute vid too.
Don’t care if you have to hornswaggle, run a rig or blow the man down…just show a leg and go!
(For more fun pirate talk, check out this Pirate Glossary of Terms).