Capt. Sterling

I Survived Swelterville and had a BLAST!!!

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Home! Tick count rising and I think Mr. Merriweather the Elder has everyone beat..four so far.

But what a GREAT event worth every bug and every drop of sweat...Hats of to Dutch for a super time and the best pirate Olympics ever!!! More to come....but need air conditioning and some sleep! Three cheers Dutch, ye earned everyone of em.

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Most memorable moment, running aground whilst rowing at night because everyone in the boat was too busy watching the big screen tv in some one house on shore.

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......not AAAALLL of use were watching it.......i couldnt see where the heck they were talking about..........im now gonna re check for ticks........

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I think we will all be re-checking for days...

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I know that I missed lots of stuff this weekend but I am very GLAD that I missed the ticks ...especially since I live alone.

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Hmmm.... Ticks, huh? I think I'd rather deal with fire ants.

Glad th' lot of ye had fun. LOL, running aground at night... oh, now that's magical! ;) LOL

~Lady B

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i can think of no better event for my first. a great thanks to dutch, gracie, and to you captn. sterling, for taking me along and making me feel welcome.

-MST

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Well now that ye are a pressed man we look forward to having you with us more often... of course once you are an official member of the crewe, we shall have to actually put ye to ...ahem...**cough, cough** ... work....ahem...

It was a pleasure Matt and I shall send you my email addy to keep you posted...and btw, love the moniker

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what to say...other than this event was amazing...thanks to everyone for such a wonderful event.hope to see you all again soon .

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it was a great time and good seeing so many again. I hope they do it again.

Haven't found any ticks yet...

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All my new pups...good shot...looking rather smart lads...including Malcolm X... yeah we weren't open to the public yet

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gallery_11273_306_164444.jpg not only changed the rigging but helped make it ready...even the snotties took a turn working... very impressive

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So who is going to get the Swelterville shirts printed?

We got home safe and sound - Thanks again Dutch for all of the work that you put into the event.

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Hmmm will have to look into this

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We arrived home safe and sound ...only one tick each for our crew ....Now mosquito bites that's another question Lost count when I counted 46+ just on my right ankle & foot....I might need to get a transfusion for loss of blood ;) ;) ;)

Fantastic event Dutch!!! A fine batch of serious new reenactors and was great to see those who have been friends for many years too!! Great location for an encampment and moonlight maneuvers ;)

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Sorry to have missed such an event. Sounds like everyone had a splendid time. Glad to hear that the tick-count is low and no one got carried away by the mosquitos.

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Don't forget the monster spider(s) that tried to sneak up on Duncan and Lily. Luckily they were quicker and chased it away. Huge I tell ya... just huge!

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well as for malcom x, it seems that the ticks dont like that negro blood yyaaaaayyyy!....i must say that i was quite glad to see some younger people about, keeps me from thinking that im THAT crazy...now i have sewing to do........ hope everyone will be ready for blackbeards!

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A female wolf spider with her egg sack yeah she was about two & a half/ three inches across ...shame she hadn't eaten more mosquitoes

And those younger pyrates help to inspire and keep us older salts here to help share the knowledge and bring 'em along....and you keep us on our toes and bringing on our own self-improvement as well. Thank all of you so much.

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Aye!

Awesome event!

Huzzah to Dutch and all the CSF and Deltaville Museum folks!!!

My apologies for the late chime in, we arrived home safe n' sound, are MUCH cleaner now...

Tick Count! Got everyone beat... by the end of the event I had 10... Must like imported food... Identified them as brown ticks... little bastards...

Mosquitos, mostly bit up my ankles, but not so bad...

Wonderful time meeting new folks and seeing old friends!

Can't wait for the next one I can make it to!

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All photos compliments of Hatchet Meg

The Shipwright giving a presentation on the Luna's progress

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The Crew of the Vigilant giving a lesson on Great Guns...Beast demonstrating

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Chantey Mistress Willoughby teaching her trade

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Mr. Lasseter lending a hand on how to drink and sing at the same time. Good form, what?

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The first competition was the skiff races...each boat had one navigator, one oarsman and one person to make sure the boats did not come into contact with each other. At first Dutch declared that the rower was to be blindfolded and the navigator would guide him. But then Dutch declared there were "no rules!" Well you can just imagine

The first heat was crew #1 from the Archangel (Matt Short Thumb, Israel Cross and Sean Merriweather) up against Blackbeard's crew(TJ Savage, Capt. Pern, and Madame Grace).gallery_2648_307_1267832.jpg

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Not only did they have to row, navigate and defend, but they all had to bail as well...as the boat's were just about ready to sink. If you notice some rather wet Blackbeard's crew, tis because Grace and Sean instead of keeping the boats apart, decided to try and yank each other out of their respective boats. At one point Grace had Sean by the waistcoat out over the water, with only Sean's feet left in the boat, but the valiant young snotty regained his seat and then proceeded to use the bailing bucket to pour water all over Grace after holding fast to the blade of Pern's oar. Needless to say, the Archangel crew won this heat, with Israel's great navigation (and the fact he snuck on an extra paddle to serve as a rudder), Matt's superb rowing(he wore his blind fold, just not over his eyes as the one rule did not specify WHERE you wore it) and Mr. Merriweather's unscrupulous behavior.

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The second heat begins: Archangel crewe 1 competes against the next crew from the Colonial Seaport Foundation (Long Tom, Ahab, Jeff)

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The Archangel crewe off to ahem a running start

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"Lawyer" Sterling defending his crewe's every move to judge Dutch

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Right then, not the best picture, but Capt. Pern has just left the dock

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Capt. Sterling running to strip off his waistcoat so he can apprehend Pern, as usual Sterling had way too much crap in his pockets that could not get wet

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Winners and losers taking a breather

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This time Matt served as navigator (pushing the boat as far as he could, whilst Dutch yelled "Hey you are supposed to be rowing the boat and Israel fired right back that he was rowing). Once again the heat was close until the Archangel crew went into the lead. T'was then that the scoundrel Captain Pern leapt off the dock, swam out and grabbed hold of the Archangel boat (with Israel screaming Why aren't we moving???) and the Colonial Seaport Museum cruised past to victory.

Heat 3 tomorrow...

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The Pics and the narrative Capt. Sterling gives make a grown pirate weep fer not bein thar!

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So I apologize for the lateness of my reply, but I don't own a computer....

This event was an absolute blast, from taking the explorer out on Friday Night, the Skiff Race on Saturday. Even watching Reggie and I completely botch the hawser relay was funny in its own way. Thanks so much to Dutch and the CSF for hosting an event that I would love to co0me to again whenever I can. Personal Thanks to Pern for allowing me to help re-make the standing rigging for the explorer, and of course to Captain Sterling for letting me fall in with the Angels.

As far a ticks go (knock on wood) Haven't seen one yet. and very few if any mosquito bites. I personally think it has something to do with me not wearing shoes for 3 straght days.

Thanks to everyone again

Yours & co.

CJ

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