|Christopher Moody's Pirate Flag|
One I particularly liked was Christopher Moody's Pirate Flag shown at the top of this post.
Although, when I go to the Wiki page on Moody it is written,
"Moody is largely remembered for his distinct Jolly Roger flag. Instead of the traditional white on black, Moody's Jolly Roger is gold on red.
It also has an hourglass with wings, to express to his victims that their time to live was flying away.
In the middle is a white arm holding a dagger.
In addition, blood-red pennants were often tied to the ship's mainmast to show deadly intent.
While the red Jolly Roger is distinctive, it is not unique.
It is believed that the origin of the red flag is likely that English privateers flew the red jack by order of the Admiralty in 1694.
When the War of Spanish Succession ended in 1714, many privateers turned to piracy and some retained the red flag, as red symbolized blood"
Having not long sailed past the 50 year mark, I can kind of relate to the message in the flag of time running out.
I guess you could say I'm a (hour)glass in less than half full type guy now. ;-)
|The Las Balsas raft in the Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum.|
There was a story in my Brisbane paper just last Sunday about the guys who sailed across the ocean 43 years ago, as well.
I would have been about eight and a half years old at the time they sailed that raft over to Australia.
Well, I guess they do say, "Time is Art".