Welcome back to regularly scheduled programming. The Pirate Abuse Festival is done and over and we can happily return to our normal activities. Work on the 25-foot Launch continues this week with wrapping up lamination of the last lifts on her keelson. This weekend, we will begin laminating frames, on schedule (for now!).
BTSome fun was had in Hampton this weekend, though the intense heat and busy schedule managed to do in most people by Saturday afternoon. Friday evening was pure chaos, the likes of which we've never seen in the worst calamities. For those in our crew that this was your first event in costume, I appologize - the experience is not typical of reenacting type events. On the positive side - we had a great sail from Norfolk to Hampton, did get to expend a great deal of powder, and I don't think any of the other boats present had as much time underway on Saturday. We might also be the only other crew to go alongside and board the Kalmar Nyckel.
Penalties for deserters last Friday night have been suspended by order of the powers that be, so don't worry about showing up at Wednesday's meeting or any thereafter. Not what I would have opted for, so my wrath is still in effect.
This week's meeting will involve a little cleaning and free food. Hope to see you there!