hooks boat

Funny, I didn’t wrote much about our trip to Paris, glad that today’s theme is nautical. I dug into this particular disneyland folder and saw lots for today’s theme.

First photo you’ll see The Jolly Roger without Captain Hook and Peter Pan instead my older son waiting by the cave’s window. Second photo you’ll see a closer look of the Jolly Roger and all the ropes in it.

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Below you’d see the mast of the Jolly Roger, of black with skull and crossbones, being a flag consisting of a skull above two long bones set in an x-mark arrangement on a black field. Despite its appearance in popular culture, plain black flags were often employed by most pirates in the 17th-18th century. Historically, the flag was flown to frighten pirates’ victims into surrendering without a fight, since it conveyed the message that the attackers were outlaws who would not consider themselves bound by the usual rules of engagement — and might, therefore, slaughter those they defeated. (Since captured pirates were usually hanged, they didn’t have much to gain by asking quarter if defeated.) The same message was sometimes conveyed by a red flag, as discussed below.

Since the decline of piracy, various military units have used the Jolly Roger, usually in skull-and-crossbones design, as a unit identification insignia or a victory flag to ascribe to themselves the proverbial ferocity and toughness of pirates.

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We also rode a bigger ship that circled a small creek. It was more or less a 15 minute ride from and back to the dock, so here you’d see the kiddos posing before going up the top deck of the ship.

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There was a smaller boat below us, the Coyote, though smaller was unfortunately not faster!

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Happy weekend!

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