Monday, August 21, 2006

CWSA Black Powder Rendezvous

Sunday morning we drove up to the range at Coupeville to see what the black powder rendezvous was all about. It was most interesting. The people were all dressed in costume, and many of them stayed in the old time style tents., though we did see a few modern RV's on site.

The blacksmith had his forge set up and was busy working some pieces of iron when we arrived.

How about those bellows?

We stood and watched the blacksmith working the forge for quite some time. I saw a wonderful iron hook with a leaf on the top end and could see a planter hung from it, Mr. C was kind enough to buy it for me.

Some of the costumed shooters standing around outside one of the trading posts.

The costumes were so personalized. Look at that one hat, isin't is great?

This gentleman, I believe he called himself Scratch, was doing some beautiful artwork on bone. It was so intricate, and many times he would hide another small figure or creature on the piece of artwork.

A couple more trading posts. Of course I had to check out all the merchandise.

This is the primative living area.

Looks as though he has just stepped from the pages of a book on the frontier days.


Loading the blackpowder rifle in readiness for the next shootoff.

This couple were the winners of the match.

One shooter would shoot at the lower coffee can, the soda can which was sitting on top of it would fly up in the air and the other shooter would shoot at, and hopefully hit the flying soda can.

Our four days of fun and adventure are over. Today I have to go back to work.


Anonymous said...

Love the costumes. You must have felt as if you were transported to a different era. What fun!

The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Looks like an awesome time!!