Following along with Toni and her "a....is for" meme,
today's letter is G
g....is for Galleons.
I love books and movies that have galleons and other treasure ships in them.
Like Pirate ships. (Captain Jack Sparrow-Johnny Depp)
I googled for information about galleons, but only found a bunch of stuff that wasn't very useful in terms of blog posting. Dusty old university papers.
I was looking for tales of ships carrying cargoes of gold, gems, etc to a loved one, you know, the romantic stuff.
I guess that's just in the fiction novels.
I recently watched a movie titled Fool's Gold, (Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson).
They were diving and searching for a ship that had sunk a couple of centuries ago, blown off course by a storm, somewhere in the Caribbean.
Now there's a place I'd love to go!
Dreaming of doing it is enough.
Many wrecks found have cargoes that are more mundane, there aren't many that have chests and chests filled with gold, rubies, emeralds etc.
These things end up in museums for all of us to see and marvel over.
They did have the unfortunate habit of sinking though.
They'd set sail and head right into an unexpected storm, and down they'd go.
Or they'd hit a reef and down they'd go.
Maybe they'd get fired upon by pirates and again, go down to the bottom of the ocean.
Where they would lie for centuries gradually becoming completely covered with sand, barnacles and marine growth, until one day the ever shifting sands would move on enough and the wreck was exposed.
All images were taken from Google Images, (thank you to the owners), over a period of about three days.
Why three days?
Because I would choose a picture and google would be "yes of course you can borrow that one", then I'd choose another and google would say "another one? nuh-uh, in your dreams lady, come back tomorrow".
Good thing I started working on this last week.
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