Rum, Sodomy, & The Lash
Audiobooks are a drivers friend.
If you have a long, lone, journey.Then there is nothing like having someone read a ripping yarn to you.
For a month or so, I have been destroying the French Navy, risking Yellowjack, and clawing my way off a lee shore.
I have been with Captain Aubrey.
Of course it is all very nautical.
This tends to confuse some of the crew when I announce on the R/T that "I'll just loose the topsails and lay along side..."
It's given me a few ideas to liven up the America's Cup though.
A few brass cannons and broadsides up the windward leg would definitely add a little interest and colour.
Boarding parties with cutlasses should be allowed in the pre-starts.
Bow & Stern Chasers would make the down wind leg must see viewing.
Not only would this bump up the TV ratings, but sponsorship from the big Rum Companies would be a given.
Anyway, I'm sure Jack Aubrey would be horrified to see French & Spanish boats out there, with no one shooting at them ...