Turns out yesterday was International Talk Like A Pirate Day. This would explain why your coffee-cart guy on 14th Street yelled “Ahoy!” when he saw you coming and “Avast!” when you ordered something other than the usual. (Or, “Da fällt mir doch der Papagei von der Schulter!” if you asked for two sugars instead of one in Hamburg.)
But Arrrrr! Who needs to talk like a pirate when you can sing like a Brit? A big shout out to our friend Nick—with whom we paddled and camped in Maine, and recently raced in Norwalk—for the new, official 2G3K Theme Song. Perfect for good weather, yes, but especially comforting in dicey situations! Jolly death-defying lyrics below. (From British Music Hall composer, John A. Glover, 1907.) Take it away, Nick! 🙂
Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside
I do like to be beside the sea!
I do like to stroll upon the Prom, Prom, Prom!
Where the brass bands play: “Tiddely-om-pom-pom!”
So just let me be beside the seaside
I’ll be beside myself with glee
For there’s lots of girls besides,
I should like to be beside
Beside the seaside! Beside the sea!