Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Bristol Pirate Party - July 10th 2011

I can't think of a nicer way to spend a Sunday. Sailing up and down the river Avon at Bristol (UK)
 mooring at various points for a whale of a pirate party!

The Matthew

The present Matthew is a faithful reconstruction of the boat used by John Cabot when he discovered Newfoundland in 1497, becoming the first European known to have set foot on the American mainland.
The Matthew was built to cross the Atlantic on the 500th anniversary of Cabot’s famous journey. Today, she is moored alongside Brunel's ss Great Britain, as part of Bristol's visitor attractions.

The Matthew - as she appeared in
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
With Helen Hart of  SilverWood Books

Steve from Radio Bristol and
the two Helens judging the
Pirate Fancy Dress Competition

One winner
and another
Pirate Apprentice Callum with his Uncle Stuart
and two Helens

I stayed overnight in the Premier Inn part of the Llandoger Trow - said to be the Tavern that inspired the Admiral Benbow in Treasure Island and where Defoe met with Selkirk (the real Robinson Crusoe)
The Llandoger Trow in the 1930's
before a bomb blasted
two of the gables

Built originally in the 1600's the Llandoger Trow
then, only occupied one gable
- the others were merchant shops

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Pirate Coffee?