Monday, 23 July 2012

The pirate capital of the world

Yesterday was our annual Pirates Day.......and the pirates were out in force.......over 14,000 of them invaded the town......14,231 of them to be exact.......and I know this 1pm Hastings smashed the world record for the number of pirates in one place......all of them on our beach!!!!!
DD1,her cousin V and Bigger A were there.....all of us sweltering on the beach while the official count went on......oh yes....the sun decided to join in with a vengeance yesterday.
DD1 was not still that colour by the end of the day.......just a touch more on the red side!!
Bigger A wished she'd worn a pirate dress......"it's dress weather" she said
Pirates everywhere
just hanging around
chatting on their mobile phones
singing on stage
banging drums
taking photos [no worries about street photography today,Rinda!!]
carrying parrots
and,of course,flying the flag
We had a great day.....rounded off perfectly by a stunning aerial display by the Red Arrows.

Bring it on for next year!!!!


Jane said...

Oh wow Jacky what a great day!! Jude would have loved it there!!

Kathyk said...

I hadn't previously realised that pirates had mobiles!!! GREAT selection of pix Jacky - looks like agood couple of layouts there then.


♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Such a fabulous day Jacky...lovely happy pics!...This really does look like great fun and the Red Arrows are amazing, aren't they? I love the heart in the sky pic too,
Hope you have a lovely week,
Susan x

Elizabeth said...

Sure does look like a lot of fun. Your beach must have been over crowded!

Sian said...

Brilliant! It must really be something to see, maybe some day..

pinky said...

Crikey you live in the best place Jacky. Love the photos and look at that weather, so jealous. We have had rain all night and all day today:(

Angelfish said...

Oh wow! What an amazing thing to be there on the beach. I hadn't heard of this tradition before.
Fiona x

Maria Ontiveros said...

This is so fun! And. . . a person playing a musical instrument.

Karen said...

I heard about this on the radio this morning and wondered if you were there. What fun x

alexa said...

What a hoot! I laughed out loud when I read the comment about pirates on their mobile phones. :) You've captured the spirit of all this so vividly.

Amy said...

This look fabulous Jacky - yes, what a hoot indeed!

Cheri said...

This looks like SO MUCH FUN!

Alison said...

Fun indeed Jacky..and great pics to capture the day!
Alison xx

Karen said...

Awesome shots, Jacky! I love those last three of the planes, especially. This would have been perfect for last summer's scavenger hunt. A pirate was one of the few I never got.

Jimjams said...

WOW - what a fun day - and perfect weather for it!