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s/v Code Blue – Status and — Female Pirates Not a Myth April 4, 2015

Posted by steveandjudy in Code Blue 2015.
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CODE BLUE – Update 4-5-2015 (Easter)

We’re in the yard still, hopefully launch on April 8th Wednesday
morning at 8:30 am. Daylight savings has gone away as of this
morning, they also do a Tsunami siren warning for 20 minutes, then
later 30 seconds. We fell back an hour to regular local time.

We were moving some scaffolding that Judy was using to clean and wax the
hull. This time we decided not to move the heavy planks down as we
just had a few feet to go in moving the scaffolding to the end. One
of the 2″ x 10″ x 12 foot planks fell and conked Judy on the head for
a goose egg. “Still sore a day later” she says but “I’ll survive.”

Female Pirates Not a Myth

The history of piracy is full of clichés. Thanks to classics like
Treasure Island and blockbusters like Pirates of the Caribbean, the
word “pirate” still conjures the image of a rugged British man with an
eye patch, a parrot and a horrid accent. Yet the world’s most
successful buccaneer might have been Chinese — and a woman.

Ching Shih — also known as Cheng I Sao — instilled fear in the hearts
of merchants across the China Sea in the early 19th century. During
her relatively short run as a pirate lord — only about a decade — this
ruthless and cunning woman went from being a prostitute to commanding
the famous “Red Flag Fleet” and sending hundreds of thousands of men
into battle.

Read the entire pirates article

 

Steve and Judy
s/v Code Blue
Whangarei, NZ

 

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Comments»

1. Marie & Greg - April 5, 2015

Is a conk on the head by a 2 X 10 Steve’s excuse for “domestic abuse”?! Take care. Happy Easter…just got home from a really nice Sunrise Service in the Sun Bow where you went to the evening entertainment with us.


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