Dec 252011

It’s been a few days since my last post! I’ve been busy scrambling to check off all of my to-do’s before Christmas and my flight to Tasmania (which leaves Friday morning!)

In my very brief moments of internet-perusing procrastination, I came across a new sailor’s blog. “The Old Salt Blog” is by Rick Spilman, who is clearly one of those passionate and knowledgeable maritime geeks that we’re all glad exist. His blog is a great mix of boating news from around the world, maritime trivia and history, and book reviews. It’s updated very regularly, and is well organized.

My favorite find on his website (and the source of this post’s title) was a thumbnail of a book entitled “Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean: How a Generation of Swashbuckling Jews Carved Out an Empire in the New World in Their Quest for Treasure, Religious Freedom–and Revenge“  He hadn’t reviewed it yet, but I’m definitely looking forward to picking it up! I’ll be needing some good reading for those 36 hours of travel I have coming up…