Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Picton's Maritime festival

Picton's Maritime Festival.

Last week the annual Maritime festival was held on the Picton
Foreshore.
A large crowd watched and enjoyed, raft races, long boat rowing races, rescue boats 'saving' people from the sea, swimming races too and many other sea based activities, along with the Police Boat The Lady Elizabeth being open to the public, ( this boat can be seen at the wharf in two of the photos). My Husband and I both went on board and were impressed with all the modern technology, the bridge had so many switches, dials and little lights it looked more like a jumbo jet cockpit. There were many other things like a fire safety display, Clincker boats and hundreds of model ships and yachts, a boy with a bubble machine, and a number big bands entertaining, plus there was a special children s fun area with their own bands and clowns. Also lots of craft stalls and food stalls even a tent Hotel was established to keep people happy. In the evening a wonderful fireworks display was put on, the sky rockets were let off from a barge out on the harbour, the boom as they exploded echoed around the the hills as the sparks shower down over us all, very sensational.
Entry to the Festival was free, it is all financed from money collected from Pub Charity Poker machines profits, so the money was going back into the community where it belongs.







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11 comments:

Ferran said...

At this time of the year, as seen from my part of the world, your world looks absolutely great! -No wonder you enjoyed the festival in such a wonderful atmosphere!

Greetings.

fishing guy said...

Glennis: That look like a fun place to visit. you captured it quite well.

Marja said...

Oh what a fantastic festival I might come over next time Glennis
So good to see what is going on in your part. I know that singing pirate in the top picture. He is from Christchurch. I even now one of his friends

Lily Hydrangea said...

you two lead a very interesting life. Thanks for the interesting post.

Reader Wil said...

Hi Glennis! So good to hear from you guys in New Zealand again! Picton is beautiful as ever. And the festival looks great and a very happy event. Thanks for sharing.

Esther Garvi said...

Oh Glennis, the colours of your world are amazing!

Pacey said...

This a splendid festival, thanks for sharing this.

Tranquility said...

This looks like so much F-U-N!

antigoni said...

You have beautiful world. Thanks for sharing these great moments.
Wonderful photos.

Soul Searcher said...

Thanks for stopping by my Blog.

The pictures of New Zealand and the Picton festival are really nice. I knew NZ was a place of great natural beauty but your blog has left me wanting to learn more.

Off I go to google more...

İlhami Uyar said...

Mrs Glennis,I travelled with you all ower the wörld,I learned some other countries traditionals,I saw paradise landscapes,I will visit your blog pleasurly everytime,I send greetings from Turkey also I wish healty,happly longlife Glennis family,all the best