Or would it 'shiver yer timbers' to see a ghostly ship all lit up and sailing on land on a cold winters day?
What about sightings of Christopher Columbus searching for the West Indies?
If you're worried that you're loosing your mind and beginning to see things, rest at ease matie, it's just my sisters backyard!
From groundbreaking to pretty much completed, it took my sister and her husband around 6 months to build their 43' ship. It is similar in size to the Nina, one of the ships that accompanied Christopher Columbus.
Complete with cannons
Crows nest and a friendly visiting pelican
A kids dream playground...
My sister and her husband have a philosophy for their ship...ANYONE is invited to 'play' on our ship if we're home. All you have to do is ask. My sister says, that quite often there will be a knock on her door with a complete stranger asking to see their ship...she loves sharing their fun toy!
Hundreds of people have been given access to their ship. It's been used for wedding receptions, reunions, baby shower, birthday parties, youth activities, Family Home Evenings, picnics, guest house, and sleepovers.
Being in a college town students from the college use the ship for creative and unique dates, including candlelight dinners, and treasure hunts.
They host field trips for the local schools...Columbus Day is a big day. Over 80 grade school students and teachers come each year to hear Columbus (my brother-in-law) and Queen Isabella (my sister) tell their stories of discovering America!
Here's a look at the inside...
It comes complete with a captains quarters, my sisters own sanctuary...a place she can go and leave the world behind!
...by the way, they're looking for authentic cannons and helm (steering wheel). If you know of any, please let me know!