A pair of sailing savvy ladies were glad to show off their immaculate pirate attire.
For three days of each year the beachside community is laden with pirate enthusiasts, boaters, tourists, and locals who are looking for excitement. There is never any shortage of activities between the kids’ toys on Scalawag Alley to the belly dancers commanding the street. It’s impossible not to find something to buy amongst the masses of vendors lining the streets offering face paint, toys, clothing, pirate wares, and almost anything else you can imagine.
For those who enjoy a bit of risk, there were raffles and drawings done each day. All of the prizes were donated by vendors who joined the festivities and for every $5 spent at a vendor or local store you could obtain more raffle tickets. Also for the daring types there were mock sword fights open to anyone willing to try their luck. Not sure about your dueling capabilities? Fear not! A friendly pirate instructor was on hand and more than willing to give anyone pointers!
The throngs of people dressed in full pirate garb were not just for fun and games, there was a costume contest held on Sunday at the main stage.
One such pirate by the alias “Handlbr” exclaimed, “You bet we’re having a yarrgh good time!”
For the most part, the weather played nice with the festivities. Friday was overcast but warm enough to draw a crowd. Saturday afternoon saw plenty of sunshine with temperatures in the 80s! Needless to say hundreds of attendees swarmed the streets. Sunday unfortunately saw gray skies and showers. This however, did not deter many from donning their rain jackets and boots and venturing out to see the results of the costume contest and the parade!