Occasionally on a short trip to Catalina
or the like, friends will ask in a pirate voice "where be your skull and crossbones!?" I guess pirates (in the classical sense, not those jerks in Somali) have been pretty glamorized in Hollywood lately (Thanks, Johnny Depp). So, I get the desire to be a swashbuckling, rum
swigging pirate for a weekend. Unfortunately, the Jolly Roger ultimately represents lots of things I'm not a big fan of (stealing, murder, rape, pillaging, slavery, and so forth). I know there were some relatively "good" pirates (eg Jean Lafitte) so I don't mind the idea of celebrating certain aspects (freedom) that a life of piracy
may have provided by flying a piratey flag. I'll never be eager to fly a black skull and cross bones, so I came up with something less ominous.
I put this on a dark blue flag I had printed by one of the many custom flag printing websites. I haven't flown it on a sail yet but I expect it to amuse my crew without inducing too many eye-rolls in the harbour. Maybe it will even invite some friendly encounters w/ mooring
neighbours who also like a little bubbly. What are your thoughts?
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I'm happy to share and hope someone likes this well enough to also get it printed up and fly it! I also have an .svg, so PM me if you want that to get a different size or background color or something.
Side note, I do not condone or recommend drunken sailing. I do condone and recommend indulging yourself within reason once you're safely moored, anchored, or docked... if you're into that sorta thing, of course.