16 July 2012
A Day in Looe, Cornwall
Bucklawren Farm B&B is a lovely large home on a hill overlooking Looe and the surrounding countryside. How lovely it was to wake up to a mostly sunny morning here!
The sea was blue and the white buildings of Looe shown in the sun!
The farmland was just a beautiful with green fields and hedgerows!
I decided that the best way to spend my day was in Looe, exploring the town a little. I sat on Banjo Pier and did a watercolor of the beach. They had combed designs into the sand. At first there were few people about, but the numbers grew throughout the morning.
As I walked into town, I saw all these signs up and it wasn't until later that I realized that it was the day for the Looe Raft Race!
By afternoon, the teams were gathering on the beach! I loved the Tenwilly team's outfits!
Soon the pier was packed with people out to watch!
Soon the horn sounded and the rafts were off! They had to paddle around the pier and up to the boat slip. The tide was in full but it was still hard going around the end of the pier!
There was fun and games along the way!
And a few onlookers got into the fun by bombing the contestants with water balloons! The contestants threw a few back! I loved how the entire town seemed to turn out for the race!
I enjoyed a tasty Cornish Pasty while watching the race! Yum!
After the race, I walked along the waterway. Many of the people along the side were crabbing! I'd never seen it done before, so one family was kind enough to show me their catch!
None of the crabs were big enough to save, but the kids had great fun catching them, looking them over before dumping their buckets full back into the water to catch another day! The crabs got an easy meal out of it!
As for me, I ended the day back at the B&B with a bottle of Blush sparkling hard cider and some sea salt chocolate for a snack! Another lovely day!