Monday, November 03, 2014


What a fun weekend! Tricorn hats, flintlock pistols, swords and pewter tankards were to be seen everywhere throughout the village. There were cannons, naval battles, madrigals, bawdy songs, history lessons, scallywag school, sword fights and beer gardens. The 2014 Pirate Jamboree was a great success. A few photos:

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a 1910 article about waterfowl hunting. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous7:18 AM

    My goodness. Having just returned from visiting Charleston S.C. this post made me curious about Pirates in and about the Holy City. The town's curious encounter with Blackbeard, a blockade, hostages, plunder etc. etc. in the week prior to Halloween , I saw no Pirates walking the streets. Let me rephrase that, I saw no pirates clad as those pictured in your post. I suppose the tourism industry is on the same page as a tour guide is registered and licensed and tested before the first tour word spiel is spoken. The Charleston Museum does an excellent job of educating the visitor as to the background of the cobblestone streets,it is a vibrant city where city pride is evident. However, The fun and games one engages in as a "pirate" (modern day gangs) eclipses their historic dastardly deeds and .
    masks the violent nature of the pirate culture. Oh well, modern day society forces the average person to live vicariously through the actions of others .

  2. Looks like a fun weekend! Thank you for posting the pictures.

  3. Anonymous2:20 PM

    Philip, one of the things I appreciate most about your blog is how you tend to say the most when you say nothing at all.

    Appreciate your sharing of photos. We're tentatively planning a visit the week of Thanksgiving, though keeping one eye on the weather before making a last-minute commitment.

    Your posts throughout the year keep our whistles whetted for Ocracoke and are one of the primary lures that draw us back time and again.

    Keep up the good work, as always.