Companie di Bjornstad
Northern California Pirate Festival
Vallejo, California
 

The Brethren of the Coast
   

The festival sail unfurled
 
Raise the skull and bones!
   

Let's see what this port offers...

A hardware store for pirates
   

A tool chest, of sorts

An axe for every occasion
   

She sails under a flag of unknown intention...

Until she opens fire
   

Showing our attention to detail ...

... and commitment to authenticity
   

Did someone mention a "Treasure Island"?

Dressed - to kill
   

The children have a fine ship to themselves

But they won't be sailing on the next tide
   

Even the belly dancers are well armed

An invitation.  To what, isn't immediately obvious.
   

The fair lasses sing a fine sea shanty

There's an undead pirate on our starboard.  Or maybe he's just not ripe yet.
   

The mermaids will be right back

They've just gone ashore for some liquid refreshment
   

One should know one's way around a blade

Even piracy is subject to inflation
   

The family wagon gets under way

But being carried is always better
   

The zip line provides a great view from above

And has its own right-of-way
   

There's a ship needing a crew

But getting her afloat won't be easy
   

A toast to a good day
 

But maybe not this