Real Pirates of the Caribbean 1

The Real Pirates of the Caribbean

Since 1908 Hollywood has been romanticizing and idolizing the pirate – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pirate_films. With stars such as Gary Cooper, Douglas Fairbanks, Errol Flynn, Jean Harlow, Olivia de Havilland and of course Johnny Depp and his Pirates of the Caribbean, it is difficult to remember that many were cut-throat murderous thieves . Nonetheless these privateers played an im... »

The Archipelago of San Andres

The Archipelago of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina

On the Road to San Andres.             Pirates !  Somehow the scourge of the seven seas – thieves, robbers, murderers, and the like have been immortalized and romanticized ad infinitum.  My education taught us of  Sir Francis Drake, the famous English explorer and yet he is known as El Draque to the Spanish.  Supposedly the Spanish Crown had a reward of about $6.5 million (by today’s s... »