a monthly saga
posted on the 7th of each month - until the narwal is found
The search continues for the narwal and stolen treasure...
Fresh from their last adventure in the Mediterranean Sea with mermaids, Captain Vix and her crew are forced to go ashore.
The Rusty Dagger sails into the port of a small town on the coast of Italy. A mermaid had told Captain Vix that this particular town holds a secret to help with the search for the infamous narwal.
The Adriatic Sea is a body of water separating the Italian Peninsula from the Balkan peninsula, and the system of the Apennine Mountains from that of the Dinaric Alps and adjacent ranges. The Adriatic Sea is a northwest-to-southeast arm of the Mediterranean Sea. - per wikipedia
The Adriatic Sea is situated largely between the eastern coast of Italy and Croatia, which are both major tourist attractions. It was used by the ancient Romans to transport goods (including animals and slaves) to Ostia (the Roman port). - per wikipedia
When the captain and crew disembark, they go their separate ways.
The sights and sounds of the town create an interesting diversion for the crew.
A lady in jangling bangles and swirly skirt urges passerbys to visit...
by Michael David Lukas
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-ends Mar 19
A barker on the street corner tells tales of...
A Jane Austen Space Opera
by Joely Sue Burkhart
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-ends Mar 11
Freda finds this gem in the dressmaker's shop...
by Kathy Cano-Murillo
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-ends Mar 10
As we walk through the town center, this cloaked gal runs past...
by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
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And, this wench sits nearby...
by Caitlin Kittredge
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A billboard in the town's square sports a poster advertising and inviting one and all to a spectacular event...
by Melissa De La Cruz
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-ends Apr 1
Captain Vix makes her way to a nearby tavern to quench her thirst with a wee drink of mead.
She seats herself in front of a window and stares out to sea...
by Susanna Kearsley
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if you were part of the crew at this italian coastal town,
what would you do or see while on shore leave?
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Freda of Freda's Voice
Giada of Dr. Stravagante’s Traveling Book Circus
Jo of Fluidity of Time
Kulsuma of sunshine and stardust
Sullivan McPig of Pearls Cast Before a McPig
Report in for duty: comment below with a link to a picture of something you see or do while on shore leave
Join the crew and earn points towards the Seeking Narwal prize during the tour of the seven seas.
Shore leave doings...
Freda is visiting visiting hubby's family in Bari.
Sullivan McPig tracked down some pizza after all that fish.
Vivien is scuba diving.
Giada is visiting friends in Portonovo
and tasting delicious dishes.
Kulsuma is sightseeing and may visit this island.
Llehn is visiting all the quaint little cafes to try their pastries.
AimeeKay, new crew member, is having a dress made up at the dressmakers shop for the masquerade.
Audra, new crew member, is visiting the fortune teller to see what lies ahead!
Christie is going where her sweet tooth takes her!
JessS delights in the fine cuisine of the area.
Stacy heads straight for the pizza.
Darlyn catches hermit crabs.
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