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.


The Faerie Queen said...

Oh my gosh they are wonderful photos, I have heard that Ireland is a beautiful place to see, though I havent had the chance to go myself. xxx

Primrose Corner said...

Lovely photographs. Love the pictures of the basket maker at his work. that's something I should love to have a go at.

Deb said...

Hi Stephanie, All I can say is I agree with The Fairy Queen, OMG!!
What a magical scene. The dock reminds me of hobart but everything else is soooo Irish. i love the mystical grey sky and the buildings are beautiful. Give me a bit of history anytime.
Glad you had a lovely day.

Margie said...

Hi Stephanie, a great day it seems and what a great chance to support the local rescue teams. Pity about the weather. Hugs Margie.