Results 1 to 27 of 27

Thread: Hudson Valley Pirate Festival

  1. #1

    Default Hudson Valley Pirate Festival

    ARRRR you going? If you see me be sure to wave and say YO HO...... here's their event description and links to more info:

    "Come experience a day in the life of a pirate... you can almost feel the salt in the air as we bring you swashbuckling swordplay, meandering minstrals, and wenches walking.. along with mermaids, games of skill, and live pirate-style entertainment. We will be doing costume contests for the kids along with trick or treating."


    https://www.facebook.com/hvpiratefestival/

    https://ulstercountyalive.com/calend...irate-festival

    https://fairefinder.com/events/detail/424

  2. #2
    Vice Admiral of the Red.
    Admiral
    UK

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Norfolk
    Log Entries
    6,461
    Name
    David

    Default

    Do be careful, Bill. Something like that would not be permitted over here under the present corona virus restrictions.

  3. #3
    Admiral of the Blue.
    Baron
    England

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Notts
    Log Entries
    16,900
    Blog Entries
    22
    Name
    Rob

    Default

    Here is one from my very early re-enactment days.

    Are you deaf, I said recruit a few Pirates not Parrots.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails _edited-1.jpg  
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

  4. #4
    Ordinary Seaman
    United States

    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    MA
    Log Entries
    33
    Name
    Peter

    Default

    Sounds like a fun event but I myself wouldn't go with the way people here conduct themselves in this pandemic.

  5. #5

    Default

    Yes, David and Peter, you are of course right -- I will not be attending. I have survived this pandemic thus far by being scrupulously careful where I go and what I do. However every so often I have a weakness of spirit and give in to impulse before coming to my senses. About 10 days ago a friend of mine from New Jersey invited me to meet him at a game shop in Nyack, New York to play Sharp Practice. I've just finished a French and Indian War army for these rules (British of course) and jumped at the chance and agreed to play. Within 48 hours I came to my senses and postponed the game to an unspecified future date....I am definitely having a case of cabin fever.....

    Although seeing Rob in his pirate rig would be a real temptation to attend....
    Last edited by Wentworth; 10-20-2020 at 13:50. Reason: Twyping is divvicult

  6. #6
    Admiral of the Blue.
    Baron
    England

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Notts
    Log Entries
    16,900
    Blog Entries
    22
    Name
    Rob

    Default

    Dont do it Bill. As we have got this far. I would hate to go down as the very last person to die from Covid in the UK.
    Not a record I would wish to hold.

    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

  7. #7
    1st Lieutenant
    United States

    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Maryland
    Log Entries
    1,258
    Blog Entries
    13
    Name
    Dobbs

    Default

    Ah, if I was home I might be able to dredge up a picture from my days doing a pirate dinner theater as the dread pirate Winthrop Doylee, who considered himself more of a merchant with an alternative lifestyle. It's just about cutting out the middle man.

  8. #8
    Admiral of the Blue.
    Baron
    England

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Notts
    Log Entries
    16,900
    Blog Entries
    22
    Name
    Rob

    Default

    In my case it was more about shutting up the middle man Dobbs. That Parrot was programmed to say back anything that was spoken to it. We were at a Pirate day at a school where a friend was the Head Master. Having three Hundred kids coming up and saying pieces of eight can get a bit tedious. Then one kid realized that if you swore at the damned bird it would swear back. Not really the ticket at a C of E school, so I switched it off whenever this kid approached it. He could not fathom why he was the only kid it would not speak to. My friend later told him it was because the parrot could not abide people who used bad language. I never found out if it stopped the kid swearing!
    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

  9. #9

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbs View Post
    Ah, if I was home I might be able to dredge up a picture from my days doing a pirate dinner theater as the dread pirate Winthrop Doylee, who considered himself more of a merchant with an alternative lifestyle. It's just about cutting out the middle man.
    A pirate dinner theater Dobbs ? You never cease to amaze me. Were you a lyric tenor, a robust baritone, or a basso profundo ? I must confess that when I sing animals cringe for miles around....

  10. #10
    Admiral of the Blue.
    Baron
    England

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Notts
    Log Entries
    16,900
    Blog Entries
    22
    Name
    Rob

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Wentworth View Post
    "I sing animals cringe for miles around...."
    Got me there Bill! I can't for the lfe of me place which G&S Operetta from which that one comes?

    Maybe it comes in the bit in Pirates, with the policemen after you stepped on the cat in rehersals.
    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

  11. #11

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Got me there Bill! I can't for the lfe of me place which G&S Operetta from which that one comes?

    Maybe it comes in the bit in Pirates, with the policemen after you stepped on the cat in rehersals.
    Rob.
    I am chagrined to say it is original to me....although if old Bill Gilbert were still around and wanted to use it I would happily give it to him...

  12. #12
    Admiral of the Blue.
    Baron
    England

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Notts
    Log Entries
    16,900
    Blog Entries
    22
    Name
    Rob

    Default

    On reflection, maybe we had better leave things as they are Bill.

    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

  13. #13
    Sweden

    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Linköping
    Log Entries
    3,191
    Blog Entries
    6
    Name
    Jonas

    Default

    I'll add a few photos of myself as a pirate and add that I join in on the shanties to everyones despair.







    Oh... No! I meant to write a sailing master of a merchantman from the Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden...

  14. #14
    Admiral of the Blue.
    Baron
    England

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Notts
    Log Entries
    16,900
    Blog Entries
    22
    Name
    Rob

    Default

    A very fine Buccaneer you make too Jonas.
    Rob.
    Last edited by Bligh; 10-26-2020 at 04:58.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

  15. #15

    Default

    So instead of going to the Pirate Festival, I stayed home and took a couple of photos of fall in the Hudson River Valley:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Hudson River Fall 2020  1.jpg 
Views:	29 
Size:	138.0 KB 
ID:	51186

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Hudson River Valley Fall photo.jpg 
Views:	29 
Size:	219.2 KB 
ID:	51185

  16. #16
    Admiral of the Blue.
    Baron
    England

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Notts
    Log Entries
    16,900
    Blog Entries
    22
    Name
    Rob

    Default

    Is that beautiful tree an Acer Bill?
    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

  17. #17

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Is that beautiful tree an Acer Bill?
    Rob.
    Yes it is! We have quite a few types of red maples in the area -- mixed with the yellows of the oaks it makes for very pretty hillsides this time of year. BTW -- here's a photo from this morning -- we have the remnants of an overnight fog on the water. On nights like last night we go to sleep to the sound of the fog horn periodically sounding across the water.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Clearwater 23.jpg 
Views:	28 
Size:	183.2 KB 
ID:	51193

  18. #18
    Admiral of the Blue.
    Baron
    England

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Notts
    Log Entries
    16,900
    Blog Entries
    22
    Name
    Rob

    Default

    Magical Bill.
    It reminds me of early mornings over Lake Conniston.
    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

  19. #19
    Sweden

    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Linköping
    Log Entries
    3,191
    Blog Entries
    6
    Name
    Jonas

    Default

    A wise choice and thank you for the great pictures.

  20. #20

    Default

    Over last weekend we drove up onto nearby Shawangunk Mountain (it is in the Catskill Mountain range). Shawangunk is the Dutch settlers spelling of an ancient Iroquois word that roughly translates as: "Future home of a really terrific war gamer"....actually it translates as "place of smokey air" (referring to the mists that often shroud the top of the mountain). The mountain is home to much wildlife including bear, deer, coyotes, fox, and other smaller mammals, as well as teeming with eagles, hawks and all manner of raptors. The Hudson Highlands also has the highest population in New York state of the venomous Copperhead and Timber Rattle snakes. Here's a brief video of our drive up to the mountain:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SlX...2JnHuV40M/view

  21. #21
    Admiral of the Blue.
    Baron
    England

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Notts
    Log Entries
    16,900
    Blog Entries
    22
    Name
    Rob

    Default

    Seems reluctant to open this on my PC Bill.
    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

  22. #22

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Seems reluctant to open this on my PC Bill.
    Rob.
    Sorry -- try this link instead:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SlX...2JnHuV40M/view

  23. #23
    Admiral of the Blue.
    Baron
    England

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Notts
    Log Entries
    16,900
    Blog Entries
    22
    Name
    Rob

    Default

    Fraid not Bill. Obviously it does not like me.
    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

  24. #24

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Is that beautiful tree an Acer Bill?
    Rob.
    Rob,
    Here's an example of the Red Maple I mentioned to you previously. This one is in front of my place (as is the Acer). I passed a stand of five tall Red Maples in a row on a drive today -- they were beautiful with the sunset playing off them -- regrettably there was no where safe to stop to take a photo. So this one will have to do! We have Yellow Maple as well -- together they make for a lovely fall.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Red Maple.jpg 
Views:	12 
Size:	232.5 KB 
ID:	51334

  25. #25
    Admiral of the Blue.
    Baron
    England

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Notts
    Log Entries
    16,900
    Blog Entries
    22
    Name
    Rob

    Default

    Simply splendid Bill.
    The trees we saw in the States will always stay in my minds eye, and that was in early Summer.
    Many years ago a friend of ours who lived in New England told us of the magic of the Fall there.
    This is just the sort of thing i imagined.
    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

  26. #26

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Simply splendid Bill.
    The trees we saw in the States will always stay in my minds eye, and that was in early Summer.
    Many years ago a friend of ours who lived in New England told us of the magic of the Fall there.
    This is just the sort of thing i imagined.
    Rob.
    Although the fall colors here are past their peak, here are a couple of photos taken at a vantage point about one quarter of a mile from my place -- try to imagine how vibrant the colors were about 10 days ago and you'll understand why people in the N.E. United States rhapsodize about the fall here. BTW -- during the War for Independence (known as the American Revolution over here) the Royal Navy sailed past this point in force to sack and burn Kingston-- the 18th century capital of New York colony (just around the bend in the river). I posted the 18th century RN after action report in the historical section of this site for those interested in that action.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Hudson River Valley Fall photo 2.jpg 
Views:	6 
Size:	126.0 KB 
ID:	51408

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Hudson Valley fall photo 3.jpg 
Views:	6 
Size:	87.3 KB 
ID:	51409

  27. #27
    Admiral of the Blue.
    Baron
    England

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Notts
    Log Entries
    16,900
    Blog Entries
    22
    Name
    Rob

    Default

    Thank you for that Bill.
    Mrs Kyte will also love those colours.
    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •