Avast ye scallawags! Heave to, scrape the barnacles off yer bottom and prepare the sloop for a run up the coast! The fifth annual NOLA Pyrate Week is busy planning adventures for ye filled with Rum, BBQ, Music and…well, MORE ADVENTURES!
Have ye seen History Channel’s “Swamp People”? In it’s fourth season, this popular show is about to take a very interesting turn for the “real” in reality TV – our mate Rickey Verrett (aka “Bayou Fabio”™) is set to be the new star…and he’s not a Gator hunter! Rickey is a true son o’ the Bayou, descended from one o’ the original families o’ the Houma Nation, he lives, works, eats & sleeps in the Bayou. A master fisherman, Rickey hunts the only other thing in the Bayou as ancient and dangerous as Gators – Alligator Gar!
These prehistoric monsters are the largest freshwater fish in N. America; often as large as 6 – 8 ft. and easily weighing 100 – 200 pounds (heaviest one on record was 365 lbs.). They have a long, flattened snout filled with hundreds o’ nail-like teeth, armoured bodies covered in serrated edged, knife-like scales (used by the Houma for arrowheads) and have been known to survive up to 2 hours out of the water! Read more about Rickey and his favourite prey at Capt. Wendy’s most excellent blog, Bayou Woman.
Join us in the historic town o’ Houma – Saturday, April 6 from 10am – 5pm at the Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum; literally on the Bayou in the middle o’ town! Ye may meet Rickey, Capt. Wendy, listen to our official Pyrate band The Whiskey Bay Rovers, and peruse our Merchants & Artisans Market! (if yer interested in displaying yer work at the Market, contact us immediately, spaces are limited!)
So, mates…without further fanfare, here is our 2013 poster for yer perusal – click it and feel free to share, print, display it everywhere – and join us for our many adventures (far too many to mention on a small poster – subscribe on the right and stay up to date with all the happenings)