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Swim for Life in Ptown this weekend

Twenty-six years ago two men, Jay Critchley and Walter McLean, organized the first Swim for Life, which raises money for local health services.  Back in 1988 eighteen swimmers took the plunge and raised $6,000.

In the early 1990s prayer ribbons were initiated to provide visual witness to the swimmers as they crossed the harbor from Long Point to the Boatslip where the swim concludes.  Each swimmer inscribes the names of those they love and a personal message.

Swim for Life Saturday, September 6

Held the weekend following Labor Day, the event has grown over the years, attracting 150 volunteers and more than 400 swimmers. For more information visit swim4life.org.



Provincetown Carnival 2014 video

Provincetown CarnivalThis year’s Provincetown Carnival theme may go down as an all-time favorite. The crowds came out in an array of colorful costumes with a large number of Batman, Superman, Spidey and (of course) Wonder Woman but some got fairly creative.  Enjoy this video of all the fun in Provincetown this past week.

Note: If you click on the YouTube icon in the lower right of the video below it will open in a larger window for better viewing.


Ptown carnival preview part 3

Provincetown CarnivalFinally back from Provincetown, Sergio and I are meticulously going through our many photographs to cut and crop.

Tomorrow I’ll be able to share our 2014 Provincetown Carnival video.  Much thanks to all of you with a special shout out to WGB for the link on the blog today. You can see my previous teaser posts here and herePtown Carnival ParadePtown CarnivalPtown CarnivalPtown Carnival

Watch the 2014 Ptown Carnival video here.

Ptown carnival preview part 2

Well Strung, Provincetown Carnival ParadeSergio and I remain on Cape Cod enjoying our final days in Provincetown before heading home where I can sort through the photos taken on this latest trip.  Here are a few more photos that will most likely pop-up in my 2014 Carnival video.  You can see my first teaser post from yesterday, here. Carnival Parade ProvincetownProvincetown Carnival ParadeProvincetown Carnival ParadeProvincetown Carnival ParadeWatch the 2014 Ptown Carnival video here.

Ptown Carnival preview

ProvincetoProvincetown Carnival Comic CapersSergio and I remain on Cape Cod through the weekend so any video editing from all of the fun will have to wait, but I’m already getting bombarded with questions about 2014 Carnival Parade so here are a few photos – consider this a teasers of what is to come and to whet your appetite.  Provincetown Carnival Comic CapersProvincetown Carnival Comic CapersPtown Carnival Comic CapersPtown Carnival Comic CapersPtown Carnival Comic CapersPtown Carnival Comic CapersWatch the 2014 Ptown Carnival video here.

Provincetown Carnival through the years

Here is a glimpse of some recent Provincetown Carnival parades.

This year’s parade will not have made it to the West End by the time this post goes live but I’ll do my best to post photos of all the onlookers who get dressed up on my Twittah and Instagram account.

Provincetown 2011 theme: Can’t Stop the MusicProvincetown Carnival ParadeProvincetown Carnival ParadeProvincetown Carnival Parade

Provincetown 2012 theme:  A Space OdysseyProvincetown Carnival Space OdysseyProvincetown Carnival Space Odyssey

Provincetown 2013 theme:  Viva Las Vegas


Provincetown Carnival 2014 parade is today

Provincetown CarnivalAre you in Provincetown? Say hello if you see me. I’ll be doing my best with the help of Sergio to snap photographs of some of our favorite costumes from this year’s parade and the parties that follow.

If you have a costume you are proud of be sure to send me a photograph at bosguymail@gmail.com.

Although this photo is from the no pants subway ride in Boston a couple years ago, this will have to suffice until we return from Provincetown.  Have a great day and hope to see you in Ptown.

Batman and Superman