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    Harborfest 2011

    It was pretty disappointing. No "tall ships" this year... Just a few smaller schooners and "medium-sized" sailing ships. Nothing in the 200' + category. Gazela Primero ( I think they just call her Gazela now) is down from Philly. She's pretty old and still has a copper-sheathed bottom. Ran into some old friends aboard Norfolk Rebel and American Rover. We were treated to much-needed cold water aboard the Rebel by an old friend. OC'd all over downtown and walked around inside Waterside to cool off a bit. No second looks from security or Norfolk cops around Town Point Park. While walking near the American Rover, I was asked by a young fellow if I was "on OCDO". I admitted to such and told the guy my s/n. He told me his, but my Alzheimers was kicking in pretty strong today, so I haven't a clue what it was not. I guess I should have written it down. I gave him my business card. Perhaps he'll answer this post. I gave him a little grief about no carrying, but he explained that he had Nat. Guard drill this weekend and couldn't carry. I told him I felt his pain.

    Other than being REALLY warm downtown and more crowded that I like, it was a Lovely Open Carry Kinda Day. No problems or even funny looks (that I noticed).
    "If I know that I am headed for a fight, I want something larger with more power, preferably crew-served.
    However, like most of us, as I go through my daily life, I carry something a bit more compact, with a lot less power."
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    I've lived here all my life, and I don't recall ever going there once. I want to, and wanted to today but have not felt well. Spent the day in bed instead. It's sad to hear that it sounds almost like it's not going to be as good as it used to be anymore.

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    I'm headed your way tomorrow MSC, Hopefully the Jellyfish are in. I need some underwater video of them.

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    Jellyfish usually "go deep" when it rains. We've had scattered T-storms all weekend. I'll try to come up with a place that may have them around. As you probably know... you need the right combination of salt & fresh water for them... I'm thinking Ocean View may have some "good ones". I didn't see any today on the Elizabeth River downtown, but I wasn't looking very hard. If you have access to a boat, you have a better chance of finding them. Maybe out around the HRBT (near Ft. Wool) or out near the 3rd or 4th island of the CBBT...

    I'll see what I can do. I'll PM you with some info.
    "If I know that I am headed for a fight, I want something larger with more power, preferably crew-served.
    However, like most of us, as I go through my daily life, I carry something a bit more compact, with a lot less power."
    (unknown 'gun~writer')

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    "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson
    (Borrowed from "The Perfect Day" by LTC Dave Grossman)

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    I was also there but not till late. Had a cop give me a second look. Also had a bunch that were real friendly to me. Meet a fellow OCDO member SN was NATE. All in all had a fun time till the rain came.

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