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Mad Capn Bob

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About Mad Capn Bob

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    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    Akron Ohio
  • Interests
    Pyracy, flintknapping, rum, gold, pyracy, gold, rum...cats...and rum (not together)
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Bahamas
  1. As someone deep in pirate history, I've been to the Pirates of Nassau Museum on both me cruises. I like it, its a fun little museum, and there's some useful info if you've just seen the "Hollywood Version" of pirates...
  2. Keep in mind the British Colonial Hilton is on the site of Fort Nassau, built, I believe, in 1695, and was Pirate HQ during the Golden Age of Piracy. The fort's obviously long gone now, but you can still judge how the cannons would have dominated the entrance to the harbor...
  3. On my cruises, I've always hit the casino early morning, just after opening. That way, the air is still clear...
  4. I was on the Pride the week before. On the way back to Baltimore, we ran slap into the "Snowtober" system. The seas were very rough, although nothing like the Nov 5 storm, but the winds kept building until they were around 60 mph...and I should know about that, since, like an idjit, I went out on deck in those winds...deck 10. I had in mind walking down the steps to Lido deck, but one blast of those winds scuppered that idea. I had to struggle and fight a bit just to get back inside, and the doors were just a few feet away...
  5. About to delve into your photos of Nassau. I've always (hah-twice) just walked around town...been in the Pirate Museum, which is actually a nice little place and well maintained. On me next visit, I *have* to get a day pass for the British Colonial Hilton...it's on the site of the old (really old) Fort Nassau, which has a lot of pirate history...
  6. I'm surprised them mermaids aren't more...polished...in certain bits and parts... Only ship I've been on is the Pride (twice), which is well known for it's nekkid people...
  7. Those are some sad looking kitties. They must not like being out in the rain...I'm sure they look more cheery in better weather
  8. Enjoying the photos of Jolly Old. My family left England back in 1637, due to a certain dispute with Charles I regarding religious principles (we were puritans...)
  9. Carnival does offer a shore excursion to the Disney Parks...also the Universal parks. The price includes transportation and ticket (without the Park Hopper option). The bus trip from Port Canaveral to the Parks takes about 1 hour, and no matter which park you choose, you will be let out at the TTC (Ticket and Transportation Center), where you can take monorail to EPCOT or Magic Kingdom, or hop onto one of the Disney World buses for Animal Kingdom or Hollywood Studios. I love WDW, scupper me hide!
  10. On my Oct 2011 (Stormtober) cruise, I got my first tasted of cracked conch at Robinson's Seafood Delight...came with salad and a very frosty bottled water, which was welcome, since it was hot and muggy, even for the Bahamas. I found the Robinsons very friendly, and their food very good. Wish we had conch here in Northeast Ohio...
  11. I walked it, back in October 2010. Did it because the little island has some Pirate History (Henry Avery put into the place while he was bribing Gov. Nicholas Trott). I think it's about 3 miles from the wharf...took about an hour for me to walk, but that might have been due to the bursitis in me hip, which started kicking in before I was half-way there. A painful walk for me, I'm not sure why I kept going (okay, family stubborness, bloody-mindedness...plus I'm an idiot...) The bridge that crosses between New Providence (Nassau) and Paradise Island is plenty steep, so be warned about that. Also, be aware of the heat. But Paradise Island has a very nice marina, with some very plunderable yachts...and there's a Baskin-Robbins, so you can get some ice cream to help cool down...
  12. My first cruise on the Pride, Oct 2010, somewhere off Virginia/North Carolina, we stumbled on some naval exercises and got buzzed a couple of times (no, I wasn't buzzed, the ship was...). Carrier was off in the distance, and there were a couple other ships running patrols, but I don't know what they were. I'm an Army brat... Anyway, it was quite a thrill...
  13. Always good to see photos of me ship. Altho, one of these days, I'm going to wear me piratical clothes that first night, and out-do that lubber with the silly cutlass (actually, it looked more like a falchion). This year, instead of cruising, I'm doing a multi-day visit to Disney World...if the past is prologue, I'll likely be belting out sea shanties at the Columbia House...again.
  14. More rum, more rum, more rum for the pirate...
  15. I was on the cruise the week before, when we ran into that "Snowtober" storm system on the way up from Freeport. Waters got a bit rough out there (not *quite* as bad as the Nov. storm), but winds were clocking in excess of 60 mph. I should know, cuz like a lubberly fool, I had to go out on deck to "experience" what those winds felt like. Could have used me as a bloody kite, so you could...
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