We had a great adventure this evening in the library in Sant Pol de Mar. After making our pirate hats we were ready to set sail. Heave to and hoist the sails.
All aboard! Let’s sail the seven seas!
We’re sailing to Timbuktu! We’ll find treasure! Pieces of eight!
We could meet Blackbeard! Shiver me timbers!
All hands on deck!
Aye, aye Captain!
We talked about famous pirates. Edward Teach nicknamed “Blackbeard” who was born in England. He would put little candles or pieces of fuse in his hair and light them. They would give off smoke, giving the pirate a fearsome, demonic appearance.
William Kidd from Scotland who fought illegal pirates until he became one himself.
The Barbarossa Brothers from Turkey. They ruled the Barbary Coast of North Africa.
And Anne Bonny and Grace O’Malley both from Ireland and yes they were female pirates! At first they dressed as men while they were at sea but even when they were discovered to be women, they were admired for their skill and courage.
See below the video from Portside Pirates published by Barefoot Books.
See you next week for a journey down the Nile.