"Who wouldn't sell a petticoat and go to sea?" asks Linda Collison. Hop over to her blog at http://www.lindacollison.com/women-working-men-aboard-ship/ and find out what it was like for a cross-dressed woman at sea.
Says Richard Spilman: On the Old Salt Blog, we are celebrating the "Weigh Anchor Nautical Blog Hop" as "Windjammer Week." Our first post - why windjammers are not dead, nor even past.
Julian Stockwin, author of many thrillers about the sea, writes about summoning the maritime muse:
Want to win a copy of Antoine Vanner's novel Britannia's Wolf?
If you add a comment on any item in his new blog up to 22 September 2013 (the end of the Nautical Blog Hop) then you're in the running for winning one of two signed hard-copy copies he's giving away. He'll be picking the winners at random from those who comment in this period.
It is not just America's Cup yachts that get into trouble. "Nautical novelists are forever looking for ways to convincingly describe things going wrong at sea," comments Seymour Hamilton. Head over to http://seymourhamilton.com/?p=168 to read all about maritime glitches in his contribution, "The Hourglass Gybe."
Helen Hollick is still amazed that she, a landlubber, ended up writing a number of pirate-based novels. Blame it on Johnny Depp and "Captain Sparrer," she says. Read all about it at http://ofhistoryandkings.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/weigh-anchor-nautical-blog-hop.html
AND THERE IS MUCH, MUCH MORE THAN THAT. HIT THE NAMES OF THE HOPPERS IN THE RIGHTHAND COLUMN, AND HAVE FUN.