Category: not a ship

lady-averie:

I remember a while ago someone was interested in the pirate version of the Shia LaBeouf song that I mentioned so I finally got my shit together and took a video of it. It’s pretty brilliant.

ventureonwilderseas:

Apparently, ship’s biscuit suppliers used to scam ships by selling them gluten-free biscuits that crumbled everywhere.

ventureonwilderseas:

Apparently, ship’s biscuit suppliers used to scam ships by selling them gluten-free biscuits that crumbled everywhere.

tomb666666:

Making a four strand rope of tarred hemp

tomb666666:

Making a four strand rope of tarred hemp

wellreaddisaster:

When you spot one (1) constellation and you instantly feel like a sea captain looking for the North-West passage 

writing-prompt-s:

  1. The ship should be treated with kindness.
  2. Not all waters are good.
  3. Don’t look deeper than you absolutely have to.
  4. A sudden shallow means something is beneath you.
  5. Never sail alone at night.
  6. There are things best left unseen.
  7. Whales are wise. Do not anger them.
  8. You are very, very small.
  9. There may be eyes in the fog. Don’t make contact.
  10. Some ships sail under no flag. They are not real. Not anymore.
  11. Occasionally, you will get a distress transmission from the Atlantic. Don’t answer it.
  12. The sound of motors in the fog is never, ever, a good sign.
  13. Some lighthouses move. Don’t depend on them.
  14. Make as little sound as possible whenever your chest feels strange.
  15. It is entirely possible to lose time at sea. Do not worry. You will remember eventually.
  16. If the water goes murky, leave the top deck.
  17. There may be blood in the water. Don’t look.
  18. If you startle at nothing, it was not nothing.
  19. There are some kinds of fog your lights won’t shine through. When you encounter it, take a different route.
  20. Some fjords are not for human travel.
  21. The singing is most likely not sirens. Pray that is is not.
  22. Never dive and expect nothing strange to happen.
  23. If something feels off, check your ropes.
  24. If someone shouts to you in the dark, do not reply.
  25. Sometimes curious things knock on the hull. They will usually leave.
  26. Nothing is ever entirely as it seems.
  27. Moonlight on the ocean has a hypnotic effect. Don’t stare.
  28. There will always be something watching from the coast.
  29. When the sky turns strange colours, close your eyes. It is best not to see.
  30. If your compass does not work, let yourself drift on the current. Something wants you gone.

writeroftheprompts:

thevictorianghost:

I’VE JUST FOUND THE BEST THING EVER!

Want to find how long it would take to get to point A to point B on a map, by boat? I know Google Maps is great for car and bus, but how about sea travel?

Find the speed in knots (per example, a steamship from 1850 has a speed of 12 knots according to this site , enter the port city and voilà! 

Want to find the distance it’d take to get from London to New York during the 19th century, on a steamboat, and quickly? Tadaaah!

They even tell you the number of days at sea! And the seas/oceans you cross!

Happy writing, and good luck on the last days of Camp Nanowrimo April 2017!

( @writeroftheprompts @heywriters I think you might find it useful?)

I don’t usually reblog things on this blog (I do that on my other blog) but I thought it was a cool post 🙂 

Also this was suggested a long time ago but I just remembered about it.

for the writers among you