Flea markets are a slice of Americana that offer surprise and the lure of making the ultimate shopping score. A nautical flea market can present bargains that shave huge amounts off the price of retail boating gear, but best of all, people at these events trot out weird offerings that may not be encountered elsewhere.
Karen and I headed north to Pompano to check out the annual nautical flea market. The day was sunny, but the wind howled at times near 40mph. Coupled with a high in the low 60s it was chilly by south Florida standards. We weren’t in dire need of anything for our current boat, but the joy of discovering new oddities was irresistible.
While 40-year-old scotch might appeal to some, aged after shave was not selling briskly.
The “Hook ’em Horns” Bar-B-Que pit was a culinary masterpiece.
Not likely to win a beautiful boat contest, but this look could deter thieves from taking an interest in your vessel.
For our friends in Texas, where “Everything Is Bigger” these bass lures should attract only the largest of lunkers.
We didn’t drag home any new treasures, but it was a fun day. My favorite line came from a woman whose husband was holding up several items for her to inspect. Her reply, “You have the same crap in your garage at home!”