Archive for April, 2009

Tis a Terrible Tale…

Don’t know what Pegleg Pete did to get himself roped off like that but, fingers crossed, he’ll be okay for Shrimpfest.

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Got Beads?

What self-respecting pirate would be caught without beads for the Shrimpfest parade on Thursday? Why, NONE, I say! It’s time to start stocking up for our biggest beadfest of the year. The parade runs about an hour and a half because – as the locals like to say – half of the town is in […]

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Pirate Practice

Getting ready for the big event, our four day shrimp and pirate extravaganza. Every pirate must be fully rehearsed so that they can fire off canons, capture small children and stick to the code. Not sure which part this guy’s learning – maybe the “preparing to drink the grog” part. Arrrrrrrrr. He seems to have […]

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Lone Dolphin

While this isn’t a dolphin stampede, I find the sight of a solitary dolphin just as interesting – and mesmerising. In fact, to me, there’s nothing more relaxing than watching a single dophin taking its time fishing the marina in a slow cycle of surface, dive, disappear, repeat. Throw in a sunset and you’ve got […]

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Colin

This is Colin strumming his guitar in front of the ice cream shop at sunset. No idea who he is, just asked him his name. I enjoyed the music.

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Indigo Alley

Mike and Sherry Garbarini, owners of Island Tobacco, are taking over the space that used to be Carolyn’s that used to be Centre Street Cafe that used to be Shakespeare’s Kitchen and will be making it into a beer/ wine/ coffee bar. It’s due to open in the next month. Mike tells me that it […]

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Chariot Race

Sparky was sure that the elimination of the “no socks” rule would make the difference in his team’s time trial this year. Finally, the glory would be his…

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Ghosts of History

Around town, you can find remnants of days gone by, not just in the architecture and the trees, but in a cobblestone here, a stable there. And sometimes, you’ll find the ghosts of some old form of commerce such as the worn but fairly intact signage on the side of Christmas On the River. I […]

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Jonathan Livingston?

If so, he no longer answers to that name (I tried) or he’s in some kind of witness protection program or – like me – he’s grown weary of the paparazzi. Regardless, he casts a striking pose against an equally striking sky.

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Good Name

I love walking on the docks reading all of the great boat names. Although this boat is local, this is a great time of year to catch some fun ones because all of the snowbirds are making their way back up north to head home for the summer (or the promise of summer). Many of […]

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