Southern Pirate Festival Part 3

Today is mainly going to be a photo album with a couple cute stories…

Sunday morning began with the same meeting outside under the main tent to discuss anything we needed for the day. One thing I had been wanting to change was that my tables were waaaaaay across in the kids area and over by the Limeys… In one way I saw how this made sense, but I wanted to be near the pirate camp, so Sam brought that up at the meeting… As the event coordinator said ‘Sure, let’s move them’ I turned around to see… well they were already moving….

Yes, the magically wonderful psychic pirates were already moving my tables for me… Wow they’re good!!!

And it became a perfect world! I was able to set up right beside the Pirates of the Treasure Coast ship.

We also saw many more people in this location (not to mention we had great company of the POTTC folks!!!)

photo by Mike Engleking

 Also camping by their ship was Caribbean Pearl..or Mermaid Pearl.  I hear I made her day by serenading her with the “Part of Your World’ from The Little Mermaid. We had a heck of a lot of fun!

Photo By Mike Engleking

One thing I did not mention on Saturday was the battle. There were battles both days, but I can’t cover everything all the time. Here are a couple great pics from the battle as everyone was after the treasure map!

photo by Seven Points Photography

By Seven Points Photography

And I would just like to point out Ann does NOT play fair!

By Seven Points Photography

Ok, we cannot go through the day without a cannon mention. The Port Columbus Naval Civil War Museum has the most impressive cannon!!! I believe they said it takes 8 lbs of powder… I could be wrong… 5-8…somewhere in there. When it goes off the initial blast is impressive, but the report back from bouncing off the trees across the river is truly amazing!!! Here are a couple pics of her firing.

photo by Seven Points Photography

By Seven Points Photography

By Seven Points Photography

Ok, back to work….  As  we had done the first day we continued with living history and games at the table. The best anyone had done on Shut The Box was to have two tiles left…. that was until Sunday afternoon

There was a young lady playing and she was down to the 12…. I told her she needed to roll a 12 to win…and she did!!!

 

So I gave her a prize of a large metal pirate coin. She wanted to show off the coin, but was shy to show her face and take attention as a winner! Perhaps she was worried she would be mugged by passing pirates.

 

One of my favorite parts of playing with the kids is the ability to abuse. In this case I am referring to abusing Joe. I like to teach the kids thing, like… oh lets say about hauling songs aboard a ship. So, I needed a rope, a big immovable object and a hauling song. Using Haul Away Joe is the perfect combination as Joe can be a pretty good immovable object and the kids think it’s funny to haul when they hear his name.

Photo by Mike Engleking

photo by Mike Engleking

One of the other benefits to being moved over by the Pirates of the Treasure Coast ship is that I was also closer to The Brigands, so – more dancing!!!

Photo by John Sons

Ok, now just some fun pictures from Sunday… First, Annabelle. Is she not the cutest little thing on the planet??? I wanted that hat!

So much so I tried to convince her to do a hat swap!

It seems Cannon had the same idea. That little angel looked great in everything!

And then the day started winding down…. we all snapped a few more pictures… Marley with his Cougars….

By Seven Points Photography

By Seven Points Photography

Some that were just fun and cute. This, as a matter of fact, is one of my favs.

photo by Seven Points Photography

 And a nice group shot. First a normal one (for pirates at least)

photo by Seven Points Photography

Then a fun shot!

photo by Seven Points Photography

And even though Amelia could not make the trip, she was represented by a stuffed flying squirrel in Ann’s shirt!

By John Sons

by John Sons

So there was this crazy guy running around with a whip all weekend… oh wait, that was just Tobias Wolfe… I meant to get a whip refresher class but it just never happened…. Oh well, perhaps next time.

By Seven Points Photography

By Seven Points Photography

And Ransom working hard…. or… hardly working 🙂

photo by Seven Points Photography

And since Mary was dressed as a guy, I voted Shipwreck to be the wench for the photo….

By Seven Points Photography

By Seven Points Photography

And did I mention how helpful people are.. I had to go to my show inside and asked Phillip if he could ‘keep an eye on things for me’ I supposed I should have said the things on the table.. not the things in his hat…

By Seven Points Photography

By Seven Points Photography

A fun shot with Scarlett Bloodrayne

by Mike Engleking

Photo by Mike Engleking

Sunday wrapped up a smaller group of us sitting around a campfire chatting… and eating… and I mean eating!!!  The vendors had given us a lot of extra food and there was A LOT of food in the camp – turkey legs, steak, baked potatoes, roasted red peppers, Italian Sausage, corn, bread, bread and more bread and two types of cake for dessert. And did I mention the vendor that made the yummy flavored lemonades brought over frozen fruit flavoring and made slushy drinks (with and without rum). I don’t think I have ever been so spoiled for dinner at an event! Unbelievable!!!

And of course, there needed to be some more music…and considering it was Sunday…. we held our Sunday service. Here is a small clip of Amazing Grace around the fire on that final evening.

Now I still do have a day of pictures, tomorrow…and then my final thoughts on the event… so stay tuned!!

3 comments on “Southern Pirate Festival Part 3
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  2. Michelle, I was very moved by your rendition of Mary Reid! If only I could quit the Army and travel with you and your Anne Bonny! Ahhh that would be a wonderful life! 🙂 I am very happy to have met you and will always keep in touch! 🙂

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