Seemed like a lot more people IN the water, waiting to greet the Seafair Pirates as they landed on Alki today, than in years past. We waded right in with them (our video was in an earlier WSB update, but if you missed it, click here to see it). Meantime, thanks to Gary Jones for sharing his perspective from a bit further away:
Our partners at the Seattle Times talked to some of the pirates and spectators, as you’ll see in their clip here:
Remember 13-year-old Joseph, the Make-A-Wish kid who became an honorary Seafair Pirate in that amazing pre-landing event on Alki Friday night (WSB coverage here)? Today, he became Captain Kidd Jr. He’s the fifth photo in the Times’ gallery – click here to go there directly. Two more photos to share – these are “pirate portraits” from today by Dave Estep from Estepworks Photography:
You will of course see the Pirates at many Seafair-sanctioned events in the next month or so – here’s the Seafair events list; among them, the West Seattle American Legion Post 160 Grand Parade coming up two weeks from today – Saturday, July 24th, 11 am, from California/Lander in the Admiral District to California/Edmunds in The Junction.