Captain of the Argo

The Dread Pirate Dave

The Dread Pirate Dave
The Dread Pirate Dave

Hi, My name is David Taylor and I am one of several authors and the administrator of this website.

I was born on a cold November morning on the showy plains of Colorado. Like my father, before me, I am an American Nomad.

I served about 14 years in the U.S. Army. It was a lot of fun but tanks are a young man’s game. I was a Tank Commander on the M1A1 Abrams Tank and I spent most of my time in Armored Cavalry Units.

After the Army, I decided to try to build computers for a living. Building the computers was easy; making a living doing that, not so much.

After a year of that I began designing websites and that worked out well.

In my old age I manage this website and dream up crazy sailing adventures.

Parley with the Captain

My Philosophy

If you strip away the labels and isms and meta tags, what are you left with? Are you strong and free enough as an individual to survive the loss of all those crutches and maintain reason and meaning? Can you use the power of thought and choice to walk the road of life?

The Greeks said know yourself. Be confident in yourself and your own efforts will make a life of happiness. So I say create music that fires the mind and inspires the soul; find greater wisdom through the reflection of work, love, art, ideas, family, and friendship; and to realize a greater philosophy for living in this new century.


  • are ambitious and are not afraid to make decisions.
  • likes to travel and explore other parts of the world and meet new faces.
  • have a degree of respect for others and themselves.
  • can have fun being with others as well as just by themselves.
  • doesn’t expect too much.
  • have a sense of identity.
  • aren’t too obsessed with their physical appearance.
  • are honest and trustworthy.
  • have will power to take responsibility for their own actions.
  • have a sense of freedom to speak their thoughts without being condescending.
  • can laugh and make others laugh.

Sail With the Dread Pirate Dave

I am looking for guest bloggers. We review places, restaurants, and other various items that are related to sailing and travel. If you are interested, fill out the contact form and we will talk.

What you won’t find here, is sponsored content. Every place, restaurant, or attractions we review has been personally visited by me (or one of my guest columnists) and we pay our own way.


You may not know, but a few of the adventures we feature on this website are genuinely dangerous things to do.

The website is written in a light-hearted fashion but you cannot overestimate the risks involved in taking part in extreme adventures.

But seriously when you strap a gas-powered box fan to your back and use a parasail to fly 1000 miles across mountain wilderness you have a high chance of dying.

The Dread Pirate Dave is just saying, be careful out there.

Website Design

Aside from sailing my other specialty is website design. I own, A Working Website, a website design company and can provide quality web design services to small and midsized businesses.


The Dread Pirate Dave

Captain of the Argo

David is the Editor in Chief of Postcards From the Edge. I was born on a cold November morning on the showy plains of Colorado. Like my father, before me, I am an American Nomad.