Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wordless Wednesday!

Run out the guns!

15 comments:

  1. Wed Oct 20th,
    Morning, MaryLu.
    Wow ... this is where 'the source' of action stems from on a pirate ship ! But "someone" has scrubbed those floors clean ... because I cannot imagine it would "always" would have looked that neat, shiny and orderly ! Heh -- maybe their Captain was - meticulous in cleanliness and organizational skills ... hence -- "a place for everything, and, everything in its place" !!! Of course ... a pirate ship would be "expected" to be ready at all times ! I'm impressed !
    Thanks, MaryLu.
    Take care, and, God Bless,
    In Him, Brenda Hurley

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  2. This is so cool! I agree with Brenda about the neatness. Men usually have a tendency to make things messy. :) But this is still awesome; I really like to look at pictures of ship parts!
    Have a great rest of the week.

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  3. Really cool pic! But just out of curiosity, how many guns would the average pirate or privateer ship have? and where would they keep the cannon balls?

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  4. LOL. No ships were normally not this clean. Well, British Navy ships might have been close to this, but not regular merchant, privateer or pirate ships. (Not unless a woman was on board to clean up after the men! LOL) Anyway, to answer your question Eszter, it depends on how big the ship was. Most pirate ships were quite small because small ships were fast and they needed to be fast to both catch and escape from their prey. Merrick in my first book, The Redemption, had 12 guns, I think on his brig. Compare that to some of the massive ships of the line in the Royal navy that held up to 80 guns! Cannon balls were piled up next to the guns and the rest were kept in what they called the ship's magazine where all the gunpowder was kept.

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  5. Debbie Mitchell debsbunch5@jesusanswers.comOctober 20, 2010 at 8:36 AM

    Very cool. Keep posting these pics. That way, I will have a collection of ships on the outside AND on the inside. lol

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  6. Debbie Mitchell debsbunch5@jesusanswers.comOctober 20, 2010 at 8:54 AM

    Hey MaryLu, me again. I just wanted all of your fans/friends to know that if they ever need someone to pray for them, I am a volunteer member of the Guideposts Personal Prayer Response Team. So, if you or anyone else has a prayer request, just send them my way. You can use this email address: debsbunch777@gmail.com.....God bless you all.

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  7. Wed Oct 20th,
    Heh again, MaryLu.
    You 'might not' believe this ... but funny enough, in your little blog (above Debbie's) ... you happened to mention "The Redemption", and "Captain Merick" .... well, guess what ??? I just began reading "The Redemption" (yesterday), for the second time around !!! March 2011 is still too far off (to wait for the newest book to arrive in stores), so I thought I would take a "re-visit" to all of your past books, beginning with that first one ... and journey my way through them all -- all over again !!! And, I must have read them all too quickly first time around (like reading, swallowing the information, but hardly taking any time to digest it all) ... because as I am reading each page again now ... I am "sometimes thinking" .... "I don't remember reading that line before !!!" (Guess I was just too overly-anxious and excited to be reading them, for the first time !)
    Anyway ... just thought you might be interested to know that ! (I'm already in Chpt 8, page 84.)
    Take care, and, God Bless,
    In Him, Brenda Hurley

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  8. Wed Oct 20th,
    Heh again, MaryLu. Sorry, I just "now" (minutes later), saw Debbie M's posting re: 'The Guideposts Personal Prayer Response Team'. Debbie ... you have my personal permission and blessing to -- prayer for my Jeff ! He "needs" all the prayers he can get, going UP on his behalf !!! Thank-you, and, God bless you !
    In Him, Brenda Hurley

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  9. This picture is awesome - the gun deck is my favorite part of any ship! I can almost smell the gunpowder... :-)

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  10. Debbie Mitchell debsbunch5@jesusanswers.comOctober 20, 2010 at 11:15 AM

    MaryLu, I received my book today. Thank you so much. I appreciate it more than you know. May God bless the rest of your week. @Brenda: Will do!

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  11. Oh, that's so kind of you, Debbie, to offer your prayer group up to Brenda and others who follow my blog. I'm a firm believer in the power of prayer!! Glad you got your book!
    And, Brenda, I hope you enjoy The Redemption all over again! It's one of my favs... love Merrick!
    Ah, yes, the smell of gunpowder! Thanks Sapphire.

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  12. Love these pictures; keep posting them!!! Just finished TRedS and TBE and the pics help me "see" better some of the things you wrote about!
    Gotta get TRavenS now!!

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  13. I love your books! They're my favorites! And that's why I reread them over and over! =P
    However, don't really like the picture. As you all said above -- to clean!
    ~Abigail =D

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  14. Thanks Jackie! Glad you're enjoying Charles Towne Belles!
    And I agree Abigail about the cleanliness. Apparently they hired a maid to clean up before snapping this shot. LOL. I have other, more realistic pictures coming.

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  15. I'm so completely seeing Mr. Weller and Daniel in here...

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