Monday, 22 June 2009
Sea Bangor Weekend
Last weekend Bangor, N Ireland, held its annual Sea Bangor Festival. The weather, as usual, was wet, thundery and really quite cloudy. It is a lovely event which also helps to showcase local food specialities in a large marquee giving everyone the chance of sample something new. I had a lovely plate of paella, not very local but I love paella!
It is also a time to support our local coastguard and lifeboat crews who do invaluable work keeping everyone safe on our waters.
There was a special tent to keep the kiddies entertained, a beer tent, model boats and also a tent with local entertainers and storytellers telling us of life in the good old days.
Along the pier we had a tall ship which took people around the bay, entertainers of various descriptions and also some local crafts people demonstrating fly fish tying and a particular favourite of mine making baskets by hand.
I will leave you with a few photos of the day.
If you would like to see the photos in greater detail please click on each photograph.