Ever wanted to be a pirate? Who hasn’t!
Piracy has been highly romanticized in the centuries since it became a seaborne thing, but here’s a truth:
It’s usually not that glamorous…
You often ate whatever you could catch, or you ate out of a barrel. When the seas weren’t terrifying, they were BORING. You had to keep yourself entertained or go a bit crazy. And the scurvy! Oh boy… gotta fend that off with the half-rotted fruit you’ve been dragging around.
And surrounded as you were with the stuff, water was the most important thing of all–fresh water. Without it, you could pretty much forget about seeing land ever again.
Especially if you’re riding with the dumbest crew this side of the West Indies
Water went bad first, and then the beer. Wine kept longest, and could be used to disinfect your previously gross water. Bring on the swill! Hooray! But wait, your mates decided to just stock the boat to the bleeding gills with rum and little else.
It’s all fun and games until it’s not, and as your organs begin to rebel, you may begin to see the strangest things…