Have you ever seen a coracle? I hadn't but on Saturday my parents came for lunch (they live in North Norfolk) and I wanted to find something for us to do in the afternoon. Having dismissed the Sudbury Regatta (too far for my 80 year old Dad to walk to) I found out that there was a Coracle Regatta in the next village with close parking. So off we set.
A coracle is a small, round boat found across both the UK and the world (click here for more information). There were lots of different ones, all made from different materials, wood, willow, hide and plastic.
The professionals made steering and manoevering them look very easy, and when it came to racing them their competitive streaks came out big time!
They also showed us how they could harness the wind power by using a brolly as a sail!
It was a really enjoyable afternoon, the start of a lovely weekend, which concluded today with me heading over to Snape with a friend as there was a vintage market on.
Snape is a lovely place to visit on any day and the market just added a nice little extra something. I love nothing better than a good rummage through second hand bric-a-brac and came home with this little lot for the grand total of £9.00 - a bargain I thought.
I also a large enamel bowl that I plan to plant salad in on the patio.
I came home and picked MORE beans - I've never had so many beans before, I'm picking this amount most days!
I've been planting by the moon this year and I'm sure it's had a huge impact. More about that another time though.