In today’s strip I 100% leant Ted my own voice. I don’t get it, but I do like nautical things. :)
do you read the novels of Patrick O’Brian? “Master and Commander”?
Now that I’m old, I sit back in my chair & reminisce about those bygone years of my youth & wonder how the heck I survived some of those stunts.
@Camelama, I’ve read a good number of nautical books, Captain Blood, and The Count Of Monte Christo stand out. But haven’t done any O’Brian. I should give it a go.
@Frith_Ra, Ha! I wonder that sometimes myself. :)
I like things of the sea. Mostly things you seen on the shore. Lighthouses, shells etc
I’ve been on the sea and on the land. I prefer the land. Fewer things to eat you and we weren’t evolved aquatic. The seas can be fun, though, unless you’re grabbed by a shark, or a barracuda, or a Humboldt squid, or a hungry pinniped, or brush against a jellyfish, or pick up a cone snail in its shell.
I was on a destroyer escort in a cyclone (pacific hurricane). Not a fun experience. We were looking UP at waves as we were on the bridge. Each time the ship would claw its way up the face of a giant wave, the captain would bang his fists on his chair and yell “Climb, ****ammit!”. As we topped the wave the hull of the ship would “oil can” with a tremendous “BANG!”, which made the prospects of drowning appear very real.
I’ll take a tornado on dry land anytime, thank you.I have a safe room in my basement for just such an emergency, and the likelihood of a grizzly bear attacking me in a town in Ohio are very low, almost nonexistent, but sharks are everywhere at sea.
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