Happy International Talk Like A Pirate Day! Arrr, thar be booty fer th’ pickin’. Landlubbers and sea dogs alike stand a good chance a’winnin’ me tome: Pirates! In an Adventure with Whaling, there being nay entrants as yet. Ye need but scrawl a smartly ‘avast!’.

‘coupla mornin’ links for ye: mushy romantic drawin’s, via sea dog Waxy, an’ Flyin’ Mobulas via them scurvy Boing Boingers – between ye’ an’ me, I’ve seen better sea beasties.

Me new cabin bunk has arrived! Just need t’ confirm me ship, then all’s well.

Sketchings from th’ lubberboats will appear on th’ bonny sea port flickr today, me hopes.