The king and his men
stole the queen from her bed
and bound her in her Bones.
The seas be ours
and by the powers
where we will, we’ll roam.
Yo, ho, all hands
hoist the colors high.
Heave ho, thieves and beggars,
never shall we die.
Today started casual. Jasp and I met and decided for some chilling and a coffee. While he was still thinking if he shall take milk, sugar or both, I went online-shopping and got him a wet suit and matching shoes, because, I planned another adventure …
You may start guessing, why the heck do we need a wet suit. Let me tell you, it’s all about the kinks! And.. in this case, not getting a cold from the autumnal fresh water and wind, blowing from the south.
After fitting and getting dressed we were ready to roll, our plan, doing the latest Brook Hills Yacht Club Cruise (#04)!
In the spirit of the new boat, we decided to take out Jaspars Nacra, this way, we havent put on the harnesses in vain. But maybe with some vanity, it also starts with a “v”. This boat is hella fast, and like with every other boat you need to learn how to sail it, to feel its groove, and get into it. We already hit 16 knots, when we met Kovu and Seb in their 12M, while they were secretly training for the Commodore’s Cup in Sunday.
The cruise took us through the Columbia River, and honestly, I have never been through there that fast! It was amazing how great Jasp and I work together by sailing those boats. But that wasn’t the adventure I wanted to tell you about. No, we actually saw The Blake Pearl, and live to tell the story! While we were passing the Pirates Cove, there had been an attack, and one ship, made us shiver in respect. A huge black ship, known as .. The Blake Pearl.
To all of you who has no idea what I am talking about, I will try to explain. Almost everybody knows the movies “Pirates of the Caribbean” and the famous ship The Black Pearl. In here, the sailors of Second Life, live and sail in a place named Blake Sea. Sure there are many other places, but it is the beating heart, of the sailing community.
Jasp and I bow our heads, before The Blake Pearl and it’s crew. Never shall you die! Yo Ho!