"Yo Ho Ho, and a bottle of Rum" Top 5 Page for this destination Mystic by kaloz

Mystic Travel Guide: 155 reviews and 498 photos

"Kaloz" is Hungarian for "Pirate".

I saw a flier for a "swashbuckling pirate cruise" and got excited. I spent the year preparing: growing my hair and beard, making clothes, pierced my ear, learned to fence, and reading sea literature. My co-workers admonished me that I was going to be the only idiot to go to those lengths, but I didn't care I had a great time.

They were wrong, Jo Jo had also prepared, and we became leaders of different factions on the cruise and had a great time.

The other pirates said their trip was enhanced by our rivalry, and we were invited back as part of the crew in suceeding years.

So always do what your heart tells you to do, it is worth the effort.

Hauling Canvas before the Wind

"A man who in not a-feared of the sea will soon be drowned, for he'll be going out when he oughtn't, but we do be a-feared of the sea, and we do be drowned only now and then." J. N. Synge.

We come across a pirate in a jolly boat and relieve him of his treasure map, and sail off for adventure and treasure.

We are aboard the 114' Mystic Clipper, a gaff-rigged schooner. There is no feeling like running before the wind on a wooden boat!

Our adventure will take us into Block Island Sound and Long Island Sound before we are through.

So sail with me on this journey

The Pirate Life

As one who lives outside the law, ye never know when your destination will be the "execution dock" so make every moment count. Live hard, Play hard, and go for all the adventure ye can.

A pirates life is full of adventure, when I'm not out raping, pillaging, and plundering, you may find me in a grog shoppe with a tankard of ale.
AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH! that the life for me!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Set Sail for Adventure
  • Cons:Execution Dock
  • In a nutshell:The Pirate life for me!!
  • Last visit to Mystic: Sep 1991
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2015 at 4:05 AM

    'twas an adventure that fills the memory bank with many yarns, more so with a bottel of rhum ;-)))

  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2006 at 10:30 PM

    Well, you certainly look the part!

  • gcmm's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2004 at 8:08 AM

    glad you had a great time in our state, nice page

  • littlesam1's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2004 at 7:46 AM

    Yo Ho Yo Ho A pirates life for me..lol. Looks like a fun trip. Great page.

  • unravelau's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2004 at 5:52 PM

    Maybe you can borrow capt Feathersword's (of Wiggles fame), hat and sword from my two year old grandson for next trip..........ahoy there's land.

  • Eusko_Tren's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2003 at 1:31 PM

    casting for the "Pirates of The Caribbean II"... Interested? Depp want's to much money. Will you work for scale?

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Sep 10, 2003 at 5:49 PM

    Aye matey, what a good page about your adventure she be. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

  • kenmerk's Profile Photo
    May 27, 2003 at 10:26 PM

    A-raping, a-pillaging, a-plundering, and a bottle of grog,,, Tis a pirates life for me.....

  • asgottl's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2003 at 5:48 AM

    UNBELIEVABLE ADVENTURE! What an amazing experience....I never knew such a trip even existed. Thank you!

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2003 at 12:32 PM

    Your pages always bring something unexpected and fun! Great work! It was like being a pirate for a minute while reading this! Great writing and your black and white pics add to the atmosphere! Loved it!


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