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The Search for Treasure Continues…

June 13, 2016
Written by: Sarah

Ahoy, me hearties!

The seafaring scallywags of Pirate Club have been busy since their epic field trip to the Vancouver Maritime Museum last month.

Answering Purple Turtle’s call to action, the crew continues to make their way across Pirate Island in search of treasure. Along the way, they have been solving the Turtle’s riddles, uncovering the island’s mysteries, and helping the mythical creatures that call the it home.

The week after their visit to the Maritime Museum, our pint-sized pirates found themselves summiting Mt. Cyclops, a lone peak in the north eastern region of Pirate Island. At the top, they discovered a lonely giant, searching for friends out of the single, near-sighted eye in the centre of his forehead. Discovering that the creature wasn’t the beast they’d previously thought, the pirates wooed him with a song of friendship and moved one step closer to their treasure.

After their climb up Mt. Cyclops, Purple Turtle bestowed a new clue upon our swashbuckling friends. Heeding the Turtle’s wise words, the crew voyaged to the edge of the Whirlpool of Doom, a murky maelstrom whirling in the northwest of the island. After harnessing its powerful swirl, the pirates were able to trap the serpentine beast lurking off the coast of Pirate Island, making its shores safe again for their fellow sailors.

Following their oscillating adventure at the Whirlpool of Doom, the crew trekked onward to the Lake of Mirrors, a gleaming inland sea at the centre of the island. There, they became embroiled in the myth of the Fauna of the Mirrors and created their own mirrors to decode the mysteries beneath the lake’s surface. Peering into their reflections, the pirates were able to unlock magical worlds that had been left dormant for thousands of years. Purple Turtle urged them to banish the otherworldly creatures to their mirror worlds; however, in a mutinous move, Pirates Heron and Dez defied his advice and left a portal open for travel between human to mirror realms.

As they edge closer to their treasure, there are still a few surprises in store for our merry band of buccaneers. Before they uncover their booty, the pirates will have to help deliver a betentacled kraken from the jaws of a jagged-toothed shark. Then, they will be asked to do the impossible: get an ostrich to fly! Once the (usually) flightless bird descends from its mountain peak, the pirates will be at the doorstep of their long-awaited treasure…

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