10 July 2010

Blackbeard Pirate Festival 2010 - Hampton, VA I

Pirates have again taken over Hampton, Virginia... 'tis expected and well received by the natives (many of whom are pirates disguised as office personnel and laborers)

This year, they are here to celebrate the 400th birthday of the Citie of Hampton.

I went to celebrate busty wenches, grog, and sea shanties. And to buy a sweet leather wrist gauntlet complete with celtic knot... I intentionally didn't buy the second so I have to go back tonight to get it ;) my other wrist is quite jealous and will drive the car.

Besides I have a sneaky feeling (hope, is the word) they will light up the bridge tonight, as they didn't during last night's fireworks.  I see the black under the bridge... hmmm.

Some photos from last evening:

The Brigands from New York entertained heartily while I swilled Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA for a decent 4$ a cup, bought from some lovely and busty wenches at the Bunch of Grapes Tavern. Please tip your wenches. The captain-in-training here had just been trying to pick up rocks with a hook-hand. I missed the shot. "Yar, it's damned difficult to pick up rocks with yer hook."

A lovely tree to camp beneath.

Sirrah...Dinna eat the baby!!

Ahh. Now that's a good pirate. They're just sharing a drink.

I love being down by the waterfront, any day, any night.

"Hear the bells ring as the tide rigging sings
It's a son of a gun of a chorus"~J.Buffett

It's a Pirate's life for me.


  1. Its not often that a photo can make me fall about laughing. But the picture of the pirate and the little guy sharing a drink is great. Thanks for sharing the tale and the photos Darla, I have started my day with a smile.

  2. You are always welcome... I am happy to make someone laugh. It is my life's work to make others mirthful ;)


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