Prologue: Hampton was Virginia’s leading port in the early 1700’s . in 1710 a Custom’s House was established on Hampton Creek to serve the entire lower James River District which included both sides of...
Activity is cranking up and we have a very busy couple weeks to get through but for Pirates this is a good thing. For this weekend if anyone is interested in just a little down time to rest and relax and just be a pirate with no duties other than having fun and enjoying high-speed boat racing, all are welcome at the 91st running of the Hampton Cup Regatta. Those crew members in their pirate attire will be given access to the VIP area of the event. No pay involved but its good food and shade under the big tents. A perfect place to enjoy the excitement of the oldest continuously operating motorsport event on the planet. This Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 6 each day.
Some of us will be attending the Kitty Hawk kites event: Wednesday the 10th and Thursday the 11th. We will be setting up canvas on Tuesday, August 9 and the late afternoon. Those attending Kitty Hawk will need to bring their bedding needs and towels as they will not be supplied in our beach house accommodation.
The main set up for Beaufort will be on Thursday the 11th and we need to be ready to go by 9 AM on Friday the 12th. Those of us will be traveling from Kitty Hawk directly to Beaufort will be arriving very late in the evening since we cannot break down and start to travel until after the Kitty Hawk event ends. Since we will be bringing additional canvas to put up, artillery to unload and a good portion of the cooking iron it will be most appreciated to have a few polities in the encampment to help when we arrive.
Definitely a busy time for us and little work but I anticipate it will be a lot of fun at the time for us to be just that were piratical selves.