Sea shanties, hats and fish!
It was a beautiful Friday evening down by the harbour in Weymouth. As we arrived we immediately spotted a tall ship in the distance and followed the sound of music to its berth.
The magnificent three mast scooner Le Marité was visiting from Normandy. We watched the sailors folding up these front sails. It seemed such a long way up and it must be quite a terrifying experience doing it in rough seas.
Unfortunately we didn't see any more of the Waterfest as we already had another event in our diaries- Bridport Hat Festival ! Regular visitors may remember this event from last year it is when everyone even dogs wear hats around the town!
It was so much fun we had to join in again this year and also encouraged our daughter and boyfriend to come with us too!
As always there were some wonderful creations........
These were some of my favourites ones- there was so much detail in the wildlife one on the top left. The one that copied the ceramic poppies currently surrounding the Tower of London was a brilliant representation.
Our hats were quite ordinary in comparsion - maybe next year we will have more time to be creative! I bought mine in a charity shop for £3.75 a few weeks ago, I think I need to visit Ascot in it now!
The highlight, the mass hatted photo is always an incredible sight - so many hats!
We ended the weekend with a walk and evening picnic down the Fleet. It is always such a peaceful location.
As we watched the tide flowing in, two local fishermen returned to shore with a boat full of mullet.