With our friends Missy and Ben and kiddos we headed up to the Coffee festival in Maricao once again. Before we left Mayaguez, though I wanted to at least see the huge replica galleon Ship that was docked there and our friends agreed. It was quite impressive and I would love to go aboard and learn more about it and the history of these ships that brought the first Spaniards to the islands, but it will only be in Mayaguez for a few more days. Here’s an article in Spanish about it. We saw it sailing out near Rincón so it is sea-worthy. It would be cool to see it with all the sails out too!
Thanks Missy for this photo!
Anyhow, it got us thinking and talking like the pirates we be! Argh! And the whole way up to Maricao we talked about wenches, Sword Fights, rum and hidden booty! So when we arrived we looked to the first ship we could find to commandeer!
Ye ship belong to we rabbit-eared swashbucklers now!
And we be practicin’ our sword fights so beware lest ye lose an eye, matey!
Coffee Festival Poster
Since we came Friday afternoon, the coffee festival was just starting to get going but we walked around and checked out the vendors for a bit. We even saw one of the performers in traditional Jibaro garb. A fellow swordsman he be! Argh.
I didn’t stay for long though before I went to help show and interpret at our friend’s coffee and citrus finca that is for sale. I didn’t realize it would take that long to drive up to the farm and back, but Britton hung around at the festival and enjoyed his time with friends and the evening drew more and more people. Overall a great day with great friends….and pirates! Argh!