This accursed land.

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7shades on September 27th, 2018 at 06:38 UTC »

Dampier was an absolute madlad. Pretty much just said "Fucken eh, when do we leave" to any batshit crazy idea someone threw at him.

Born in East Coker, Yeovil, England, on 5 September 1652 his varied career included fighting in the Dutch War (1673), managing a plantation in Jamaica, then working with logwood cutters in Honduras (1675-78). After taking part in a buccaneering expedition against Spanish America (1679-81) "more to indulge my curiosity than to get wealth", he sailed from Virginia in 1683 on a piratical voyage along the coast of Africa, across the Atlantic, and around Cape Horn to prey on Spanish cities on the west coast of South America. The party split up, and Dampier joined a group that crossed to the Philippines. Dampier was marooned (probably voluntarily) on the Nicobar Islands. After many hardships, he returned to England in 1691. He published an account of his experiences in A New Voyage round the World (1697), supplemented by Voyages and Descriptions (1699), which included Discourse of Trade-Winds, a masterly treatise on hydrography.

Falafels on September 27th, 2018 at 07:29 UTC »

Looks like we've got the words for our new anthem.

phx-au on September 27th, 2018 at 07:45 UTC »

"... and the chickens did not attempt to roost in my rigging, but drank the juice from the bins outside yon kitchen".