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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Mousehole Sea, Salts & Sail Festival 2018






Mousehole's bi-annual Sea Salts & Sail festival enjoyed three days of unbroken sunshine and family fun over the weekend. A record number of traditional, mainly fishing type sail boats created a daily spectacle both inside the harbour where many were tied up or out to sea when they paraded around Mousehole Island.



With the festival over for this year...



first thing Monday morning saw heavy cloud hanging over Mounts Bay...


as a few handliners began the search for elusive mackerel shoals...



watched by some early-risers walking the beach...



between the gaps and St Clement's Isle a handful of gaffers and luggers lay at anchor...



with not enough air to disturb the festival's colourful silk flags...



as a classic wooden-hulled Colin Archer yacht takes advantage of the early morning high-water to leave the harbour...



where in years to come the legacy of EU funding for many fishing projects will no doubt be enjoyed...



by all visiting vessels.

From all the organisers and those who made it possible a huge thank you - and see you in 2020.