We mustered up our usual team for Brixhams popular BrixFest Dragon Boat Race with a few newcomers this year to add to the mix. Special thanks goes to Dickie for sponsoring the T-shirts, followed by Falfish for the caps, St Austell Brewery for our Beer and Caterfood for our Crisps. Our team name this year was Dickie’s Angels….We made our best time of 67 seconds on the first race, 70 seconds on the second, and 72 on the third. Many thanks to the team for all their efforts, including Vicky and Dee the two Quayside Hotel cheerleaders J. We came 7th out of 10. Here’s to next year’s race! And even though the sun wasn’t shining I still caught the sun…as you know it bounces off the water….
The day, although heavy with a sea mist, had some extra entertainment. A car had reversed down the slipway to launch a speedboat and off they went, leaving the car and trailer in situ. So the tide came in…..see picture….resulting in a truck towing said car out of the water minus the speedboat. Hmmm…. Then there was a pause whilst the inshore lifeboat was launched and shortly later, one of the dragon boats capsized at the start of the race ….see pic…. nice one!! Just glad it wasn’t us.
Despite the mist, all competitors and spectators enjoyed the day, which was rounded off by the fireworks in the evening.
BrixFest is still going on until Tuesday, then on the 16th June we have the infamous Brixham Trawler Race. A fun day for all.
Until the next blog…….see you at the Quayside Hotel soon. Geoffers signing out….
Ahoy there me hearties!! Well what a fantastic weekend we have all had!! The weather as you all know was fabulous and we must have had a record turnout for the pirates, as they were everywhere. You could hear the frivolity all day long once the cannons had stopped firing or the musketeers had a pause for a tot of rum in their firing efforts!
We were also privileged to have a visit from the Spanish Galleon which is a first I believe and was a very popular attraction – see picture.
Even if you were visiting beautiful Brixham just for the Bank Holiday, you could have sat all day pirate watching the pirates pass by enjoying themselves. Food, drink, and entertainment was on hand throughout. Many of our guests have already booked for next year. So get in there quickly! Here’s to next years Pirate festival in Brixham!!
Signing off for now…..Pirate Geoff
By Chris & Bridget Bowring, owners of The Quayside Hotel.
A lovely day for a walk, trainers on and off we go!
First down to the Harbour, past the walkers with their dogs, the sitters on the seats and the crabbers leaning over the wall. Down below Read more
By Bridget & Christopher Bowring, owner of The Quayside Hotel.
A trip to Broadsands was surprisingly enjoyable despite the cold. Only 15 minutes away by car, walkable by the Coastal Path if you are feeling fit!
The beach was busy with dogs and owners making the most of the large sandy beach Read more