This Saturday the Three Muses pirates headed to Fernandina Beach for the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp festival. Saturday was the day of the big pirate invasion and Best Pirate contest, so we expected to see a lot of pirates. What we saw mostly were small children in pirate hats yelling arrr at us. After a few weak attempts at arrring back at them, we decided this was going to require margaritas.
So we headed to Pablos, the tastiest Mexican restaurant on the island, and indulged in some delicious top shelf ritas and quesadillas.
We saw our first pirates there at the bar. They did not set the bar very high for the day, as one was wearing Teva sandals and their outfits were a little more on the mardi gras/3 muskateers side with colorful fake feathers in their hats. Since there had been the pirate contest earlier, we were expecting to see a few authentic looking pirate outfits. So went off in search of better pirates, this time enthusiastically arrrring back at everyone and pausing to take photos. We also took a little time to look at all the great antiques, arts and crafts on display at the festival.
After much searching, we not only found a house that had a pirate ship for a porch, but actually had a great looking pirate standing right outside! We paused for some pirate chit chat and to take a photo. He gets our vote for Best Pirate of the day.
After successfully finding one good pirate, we headed to the Palace Saloon to try the famous Pirate Punch. They had tents set up in the back with a great live band and a full bar. Since there are no drinks allowed on the streets, we enjoyed the band and the punch, took pics with Captain Morgan and then went back to wandering the streets and passing out business cards.
So even though we saw a total of 5 other pirates there, we still had a lot of fun and passed out a lot of cards, so the promo was a success. Just another hard day of work for Three Muses….
See all our photos in the Flickr gallery: Three Muses pirates at Shrimp Fest