I have had a renewed interest in sailing and tall ships since my multiple viewings of Master & Commander just before Christmas. Whilst doing some clicking about, what I do online could hardly qualify as 'research', I tripped across a new website!
While I am generally not a fan of the 'pirate' side of 18th century interpretation... especially given the penchant for the local land-locked pirates to look a little too much like a certain Mr. Depp... I discovered a group that could potentially change my mind.
These fine fellows really seem to have a heart for creating a historically accurate image of pirates from their respected eras, and not the cheezy fantasy pirates you see at sci-fi and fantasy conventions. That being said, I may have just completely alienated ANY fans that I have. Sigh.
On a completely unrelated note, 'The Doctor' turns 264 years old today! Funny, he doesn't look a day over 250 to me... but I might be a bit biased.