Ep 0014 – Pirate Mark, Two Years Before the Mast, Mai Tais, Riding Elephants and other Adventures

Richard Henry Dana Statue at Dana Point Harbor
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See photos from our harbor and Mai Tai trip to Dana Point. Strangely, there even are elephants involved! http://facebook.com/dailyadventuretales

Podcast Recap

Pirate Mark 00:38
Somehow a pirate boarded this week’s opener.

Why? 01:02 
Mark reveals the reasons behind this week’s creative choice.

Richard Henry Dana 01:34
Mark shares compelling thoughts on why Richard Henry Dana is his hero, and why Two Years Before the Mast is his favorite book,

The Best Mai Tais 04:30
Mark and I meet up with Mark’s cousin, Julie. Discover where we had the best Mai Tais in the area,

What do Richard Dana’s writing, blogs and podcasts have in common? 06:05
Mark and I ponder how Richard Dana would use technology today.

Why do we do Daily Adventure Tales? 07:14
That is the question!

Books 7:50
Mark and I have a rousing discussion about Mark’s literary taste.

Grand Adventures 9:44
Mark and I discuss our friends and relatives who are having grand adventures lately and wonder what adventures may make our list too. And why are all these elephant rides happening?

Being Fifty-Something 10:54
During our elephant riding discussion, I recommend a great blog for baby boomers where elephant riding has occurred!

Water adventures 11:50
Inspired by Pirate Mark, he and I reminisce and think about future water themed adventures.

New voicemail line for comments by regular phone 13:02
Mark goes all Exorcist during our announcement of our new voicemail line 1-206-666-2035

Podcast stats 14:05
I give the latest update on countries and states that download Daily Adventure Tales. Only one U.S. state is a hold out.

Which state is it? 15:04
I reveal the lone non-downloading state

Creative Commons Song of the Week 15:59
Call to Adventure by Kevin MacLeod
Twitter: @kmacleod

Call to Adventure (Kevin MacLeod) / CC BY 3.0

How YOU can pick the featured song
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Episode Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
Guest Voice-over artist: Pirate Mark Weaver
Guest: Julie Bonus (Mark’s cousin and co-owner of Mother Earth Brew Co.)
Episode number: 0014
Episode release date: Dec 19, 2013
Episode show notes: http://dailyadventuretales.com/pirate/

Extra music and sound used in this episode
Great Open Sea by Wellington Sea Shanty Society

Water Sound recorded by: http://www.freesound.org/people/jazbavac/
Ship Creaking recorded by: http://www.freesound.org/people/hello_flowers/


Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana
Free on your Kindle at Amazon or online at Project Gutenberg

Mother Earth Brew Co.
Offical site – go check it out. Buy a T-shirt

Wind and Sea restaurant
Offical site – go plan your Mai Tais

Being Fifty-Something
Fantastic blog featuring the travels and musings of Sheryl Allen, a late-blooming (her words) fifty-something baby boomer. Great read, highly recommended.

The Adventure List
Come here to find an adventure inspiration or to add one to our list. Let’s
work together to keep life full of adventure ideas!

The “Hi” List featuring the list of countries downloading Daily Adventure Tales
Stop by and comment to leave your “Hello” and country and/or state Come on, stand proud and represent your location.

How Daily Adventures Came to Be
Find out how I started Daily Adventure Tales after retirement.

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What do you say?
Avast ye mateys! Comment like a pirate and give us some of yer buccaneer lore. How is it fun to think like a pirate? Please comment and tell us the tale!

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Ep 0014 – Pirate Mark, Two Years Before the Mast, Mai Tais, Riding Elephants and other Adventures

2 thoughts on “Ep 0014 – Pirate Mark, Two Years Before the Mast, Mai Tais, Riding Elephants and other Adventures

  1. Cheryl Carter

    Ahoy there, matey! I’m always a sucker for pirates as in a previous life I was a bar wench by day and a successful female pirate by night! Loved the podcast. “Two Years Before the Mast” sounds like a book that needs to be added to my “to be read” list. You have peaked my interest. Loved the music at the end of the podcast. Great piece. Keep up the good work. You’ll get someone from Wyoming eventually.

    1. Laurie@DailyAdventureTales Post author

      Aye, aye, thar be some great readin’ fer ye in that thar journal. Arrrr, thanks for boardin’ our episode 🙂


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