Wow. Thanks to all you guys for the nice comments and praise.
Bluesecrets - I have heard of forbidden cove but never have bothered to sign up. I do look at the forum periodically though to see if anyone has built something. Perhaps I will sign-up in the future.
I also know of Classic-pirates but am not a member their either.
I do enjoy building in the castle theme as I have in the past. I also enjoy a bit of writing and may post some here.
All the nice comments on my ships is very well received.
Thanks so much!!! I already know I'm going to have a great time here. It seems like a great community of LEGO fans.