Today’s Posts

…are brought to you by HMS Indefatigable

and her crew, led most nobly by Captain Sir Edward Pellew.

Remember, Dear Friends, nothing sticks it to the Frogs like a broadside of 24 pounders!

10 Responses to “Today’s Posts”

  1. tree hugging sister says:

    “MIStah Hornblower! The t’gallants, if you please!”

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    I got me a serious Man Crush on Sir Edward.

  3. NJ Sue says:

    Yes, we’ve watched that series a million times and I have to put up with Bingley’s vapors and sighs.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    My vapors made their appearance long before the series ever aired…

  5. Ah me! A longing for the days of sail? Why not try a short sail through the pages of the author himself, or a tack across the works of another maritime master?

  6. Steve says:

    Excepting of course that the pic is HMS Temeraire, not Indefatigable. Blasphemy!

  7. tree hugging sister says:

    Bingley’s a lubber, Steve. A boat’s a boat.

    Read them all a million times, Mike. An excellent, epic suggestion to those who haven’t!

  8. Mr. Bingley says:

    Oh damn, Steve, you’re right. There’s too many gun decks.

    Here’s a proper model if the Indy.

  9. Mr. Bingley says:

    And here’s a better painting.

  10. Steve says:

    I started reading age-of-sail fiction with the Hornblower series and then devoured Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin M&C books. I think O’Brian is head and shoulder above Forester in terms of characterization and technical detail, but there’s no one else in the genre that comes close to either of them.

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