Tuesday 19 September 2023

**PIRATE TAILS REVISITED** ON It's Meow Like A Pirate Day ARRRRRRRRR! **FEATURING** The Extraordinary Voyages of Cap'n Basil Blackheart

 Captain Basil Blackheart and The Crew of The Crimson Revenge Sail Again ©BionicBasil®

Ahoy there me hearties, welcome to ye on this mostly auspicious day, and in honour of this rare event we be thinking it be fitting to share with thee a truly extraordinary adventure that befell on us on this day exactly seven, nay eight years ago in 2015... are ye ready to relive the pirate adventure of a lifetime?

Hold onto ye hats matey's as this is one adventure mew'll never furget as long as ye live arrrrrrrrr!

It's time for...

The Extraordinary Voyages of  Cap'n Basil Blackheart and his Motley Crew 


The Crimson Revenge

Captain Basil Blackheart and The Crew of The Crimson Revenge Sail Again ©BionicBasil®

Aharrrrrrr me hearties and wunderpurr greetings 

Here we be again on another truly unbelievable adventure, this time on the high seas.

I know it must seem quite impossible some of the bizarre things which happen to us, [on a furry frequent basis] but paw on heart and let lightning strike me down if I effur tell an untruth... this is a; 'as it happens' or a 'squirrels eye-view' or a 'fly in the soup' whoops sorry, I meant to say 'fly on the wall documentary'  kinda vibe.

Join us as we share the facts of what happened on that fateful Sunday night, as we sailed back home from Speedy's Pawesome Pirate Party.

So hold ye fast matey's, as we be in fur a wild ride tonight



Part I ~ The Whirlpool

"And Action!"

Captain Basil Blackheart and The Crew of The Crimson Revenge Sail Again ©BionicBasil®

It was a chilly September evening, the breeze was biting and the sun was supurr low, just peeking above the horizon saying a fond farewell to another glorious day. We'd just set sail on our ship; The Crimson Revenge with a course plotted back home after a rather wild and wunderpurr weekend at Speedy's place for his Annual Pirate Party. Let's just what happened at Speedy's stays at Speedy's! MOL

"Parsley, wake up the glow-flies in the lanterns," I called.

"Aye Cap'n," Parsley replied as darkness descended on us like an inky black shroud.

"Smooch, anything on the horizon?" I yelled towards the crow's nest.

Smooch popped up, his night vision telescope scanning the blackness ahead. "No Cap'n, all clear," he called back.

I leaned against the ship's wheel and took a deep breath of the invigorating salty air, there's nothing like it for freshness [well, snowy, icy air up a mountain comes close after being chased by a ravenous horde of Zombie Yeti's, but that's another story fur another time].  Anyhoo as I stood there, each one of the glow lanterns burst into life after Parsley had given them a rather severe shaking.

"Good job young Parsley," I said as the deck was washed with a pale bluish hue. "Humphrey?  Humphrey?"

Snowie nudged me. "He's strapped in a hammock below deck sleeping off the nip rum, and all the party food, Pilchard is with him," she said with a shake of her head. "He'll be out for hours, but the funny thing is he looks like a kitty chrysalis, I wunder if he'll be nicer when he emerges from his cocoon?" 

We burst out laughing. "I doubt it furry much," I replied still laughing. "He'll be as grumpy as ever."

Amber lifted her eye patch and glared at me. "How come I can't go and get in a hammock?"

I paused briefly, looking at the state of her. "Because mew, One Eye Amber were so off your chops mew couldn't even crawl up the gangplank, and then mew fell into the water," I answered curtly. "I think mew are quite sober after that little impromptu icy dip, and just look at the state of your fur. I think mew should go take a bath pronto, savvy..."

Amber harrumphed rather loudly and stomped off, disappearing behind the main mast for a quick clean-up.

Posie began to sing softly, her voice was melodic and soothing as it wafted gently on the breeze while we sailed on in the dark.

We had been sailing for approximately forty-one minutes and fifteen seconds when the sea started to become rather choppy. White foamy spray splashed over the deck, and the ship began to lurch rather alarmingly in the sudden swell.

"Smooch, what the fluff is happening?" I yelled above the increasing noise of the rising waves.

A few seconds passed, and I gripped the ship's wheel tighter as a strong current took hold. 

As I was fighting with the wheel Smooch answered.

"Sorry Cap'n I had to attach my safety straps furst," he shouted loudly from the crow's nest. "The good news is, they're holding me in place..."

"What's the bad news then?" I yelled back as forked lightning streaked across the sky in ways I'd never seen before.

He paused again. "The bad news is really bad news," he shouted.

Snowie was helping me hold the ship's wheel as we were battered with the icy sea spray while the lightning flashed and thunder boomed all around us, it was quite apocalyptic.

"Kindly relieve us from this suspense, tell us what the bad news is," I almost shrieked to make myself heard above the din.

"We're being dragged into a whirlpool with a massive water funnel, and there's nothing we can do about it!" Smooch had to scream above the ever-increasing noise.

I paused for a second while I let this humongous bad news sink in, and then I shouted as loudly as I could.

"Effurypurrdy strap yourselves to anything that's not going to move, NOW!"

I threw a length of rope at Snowie and using another length of rope I lashed myself to the balustrading, then I gripped the ship's wheel with all my might, if this whirlpool was taking us down then I was going down as a proper captain; at the helm.


I jammed my hat on extra tight and wiped the salty sea spray from my eyes as we continued on a course I had no control over, and in storm conditions I never knew were possible, just old sailor myths of bygone times.

The ship pitched and rolled, the wood creaking and groaning with the immense pressure as we were sucked faster and faster into the spiralling vortex. Relentless waves crashed across the deck while lightning erupted from the central vortex in jagged, fractured forks. I just prayed to any god that may have been listening that my crew were fastened tightly to something as the angle we were now on; sideways on and looking straight down into the gaping maw of the deadly unknown, because if they weren't securely tied to something they were surely going to be lost forever. 

The pitching and rolling became increasingly violent as we descended through the cyclic centrifuge in tighter and tighter circles as the huge funnel of water loomed up above us like a giant coiling snake hell-bent on smashing The Crimson Revenge and us to smithereens. 

The only thing going through my mind was that this was some really, really, monumentally freaky natural phenom-a-nom-nom and the chances that we were going to survive it, well let me just say I wasn't holding my breath!

I was abruptly brought back from my momentary mind-scape by my crew's terrifying high-pitched screams as we reached what could only be described as the mouth of hell, and then there was nothing but blackness.

"And Cut!"


Guy's, we're sorry to leave mew in all in acute, harrowing suspense, but mew know that's how we roll! MOL

Also, I bet mew've got endless questions, such as:

How come The Crimson Revenge didn't get turned into toothpicks?

What about Kitty Chrysalis Humphrey below decks?

Where are all the crew?

And did they all get time to strap themselves to something secure?

What about Smooch in the crows-nest, surely that mast couldn't still be intact?

That whirlpool/water funnel/storm is truly frightening, devastating, destructive, etc... can mew really survive it?


If mew have any questions feel free to ask!

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Captain Basil Blackheart and The Crew of The Crimson Revenge Sail Again ©BionicBasil®

Hearty purrs and salty sea-spray head rubs and if mew want to keep reading this epically exciting adventure just click the link below to go straight to the second episode.

Cap'n Basil & The Crew of The Crimson Revenge 


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  1. How awesome. A pirate story. What an adventure. And well written too. A ip of the taill to you

  2. Love, love, love these adventures!
    Action-packed, spine-tingling, edge-of-your-seat stuff!

  3. What an adventure. I was on the edge of my seat more than once.

    Have a purrfect day and week. Scritches all around and a hug to your wonderful mom. ♥

  4. You all have such exciting edge of the seat and hide behind the sofa adventures!

  5. Whew! What an adventure on the high seas! The crew all look grand, adorning the decks and the sails and high in the crow's nest!

  6. ahoy mateez…we pill aged sum free wi fi two day,two stop N say Hi,
    but now HI tide bee rollin in ….sew itz time we said good bye…da tabbies
    and copee and paste 🍺🐟

  7. That's the bestest Pirate Tail of Tales going gang, bravo!

  8. You tell the best tails, I mean tales. :) XO

  9. Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Scritches to the kitties and a hug to mom. ♥

  10. Can't wait to read the second part. Yahoo me hearties.x🐈‍⬛🐾

  11. What a fabulous story, I'm glad I had time to come back and read it!


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