We took the Darmouth ferry to the Halifax waterfront, and it was a glorious sunny day. We got a lot of odd looks and a few "Aargs"; one fellow asked us when our performance began! (And see those pieces of eight around my neck? After 5 min on the ferry in the sunshine, they commenced to begin burning my delicate decolletage! I guess I'm not as tough a pirate as I thought I was.) .
We met a few more pirates at the Lower Deck for grog and grub -- both delicious..
And then we met our tall ship, The Silva. The party just happened to coincide with the local Buskers Festival; so most people assumed that we were part of the entertainment. I felt like a celebrity: so many people asked to have their picture taken with us; and everywhere were walked, we heard "Aargs" and children saying "More pirwates, Mommy"!
Then we were treated to either lobster or steak as well as lasagne, chicken, salads, desserts, Jello shots?? and copious amounts of coolers and beer. But everyone behaved themselves. Prizes were awarded later in the evening (everyone got at least one); and the hosts' were cheered and praised and thanked with their own commerative hoodies for this, their 4th annual Pirate Party..
What fun it was! I stayed in the city for another 3 days visiting friends, sight seeing and shopping; and I'm already scouring the thrift stores for piratey garb. Can't wait until next year!