Locals at play

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Greasy pole
Woke up to clear blue skies & a refreshing breeze. Ideal. Glad we're not at home where the heat is stifling. Started to feel sorry for those that are but don't spend too long thinking about it. Chilled by the tent all morning - reading, drawing, feeding the birds. No one around as all dashed off to boat trips. Have got new neighbours which makes 3 tents on 'our' bit now. Man + 2 daughters in 2 very small tents who got sleeper train from Leeds via Paddington. Looks like he's used to the trekking life as got all the lightweight gear. Observed the locals at play in pm - Water Fun Day in the harbour - greasy pole, waterbomb shy, raft race, kayak tug of war. Waterbomb shy - if you hit the bell, the bank manager dressed as a woman (he's a man) complete with blonde wig was tipped off the harbour wall.
Raft race or jus messing about maybe
The rafts carried ammunition of flour, water bombs & rotten tomatoes. All good fun and interesting to observe people. Seem to be alot of children called George. The local children are like water babies. No fat ones. Everyone knows everyone. We've decided that brother-in-law Ted has followed us here. We keep seeing a man with a white beard around (or several). He tries to disguise himself but we know. Sometimes he has dog, sometimes, a bike, different woman, different hats, etc, etc but he isn't fooling us. Fantastic evening. We took the boat over to St Agnes and had a good walk around the island exploring while the queues settled in the pub. Found an idyllic beach. We were the only ones on it. We found the campsite too but it was quite cramped. We'll give that one a miss. Shame really as it's the only one on the islands that takes dogs and it would have been good to bring her. Food at the pub was very good. We enjoyed the peaceful view over the rich boats and listening to the conversation of rich people with children with names like Cecily and Hugo. Nothing against them. Just interesting to observe a 'type' of people we don't normally come across back home. Beautiful sunset on the way back. We saw Ted on St Agnes
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Greasy pole
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Raft race or jus messing about may…
Raft race or jus messing about ma…
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