“Pieces o’ Eight” was our banner for 2016 – our 8th official year o’ NOLA Pyrate Week – and what an adventure it was! New mates, new places, new monkeys…and finally connecting in person with some mates after many years! Our jolly crew was accompanied by our Master Gunner Weston ‘Irish’ Hurd (ye may catch him aboard the Creole Queen Paddlewheeler on the Chalmette tour) and our Ship’s Mate Copper Otter (who’s fingers are always busy making something wonderful & shiny) on her first adventure into the Gulf States!… read on, mate!
During a parley with our musical mates The Whiskey Bay Rovers, they shared this good news with us; a wonderful example o’ how things CAN work when ye actually DO something about the problem! Have a look at this article and be sure to run the animation that shows land reclamation from 1987 through 2014 – and not just at the mouth o’ the delta, but inland too: Growing Land In The Atchafalaya Delta As ye know, we are very dedicated ambassadors for the restoration and preservation o’ wetlands – and especially in Louisiana where so much damage has been done by humans in such a short period.… read on, mate!
Aye, mates – we’ve branded this year “Pieces Of Eight” as this be the lucky 8th year for NOLA Pyrate Week – and we hope ye join us as we gather in Louisiana! All manner o’ adventures await – history, culture, great food & drink and (as always) the chance to do give back to the communities & regions we love so much.… read on, mate!
What a grand adventure it has been thus far! Before we even started our 7th annual NOLA Pyrate Week, we ventured to Baton Rouge to visit with Blanca Rush (a sponsor who donated a large amount o’ her family’s exclusive purple rice to last year’s adventure) and an interview with the Future Leaders of America’s Gulf for HTV10 in Houma.… read on, mate!
While we insist on spelling it PYRATE, ye may see Pirate, Pyrat, Pyraat or other variations. Corsair, Buccaneer, Freebooter, Picaroon, Privateer and o’ course Swashbuckler are often used interchangeably. However ye say it or spell it, the 7th annual NOLA Pyrate Week (Mar. 27 – April 5) is the time for ye all to gather, from across the Seven Seas, to “The Northernmost Island In The Caribbean”, La Louisiane, the foot o’ Louisiana Territory…LOUISIANA!… read on, mate!
Our mate, Capt. Wendy Wilson Billiot has a powerful new post on her site, Bayou Woman ~ Life in the Louisiana Wetlands; about Wetlands loss, restoration and the people and culture it affects. It features a great short film produced by the good folks at Bayou Grace, called Bayou Water Runs In Our Veins.… read on, mate!