A few more pictures from Cowes, in the Isle of Wight …
As we walked through Cowes I was a little disappointed at first because most of the sea front was taken up by various types of eating and drinking establishments. If you visited one of these you could sit outside and enjoy the wonderful views of the yachts and other boats as they passed, unfortunately the views were reflected in the prices.
Alternatively we found ourselves wandering through narrow back streets, hidden from the sun and sheltered from the refreshing sea breeze, taunted by the sound of the seagulls, which we couldn’t see. Ok, I will admit I was tired and hungry, and also in great need of a caffeine fix.
We popped out into the sunshine at one end of a shortish prom and walked to the far end where there seemed to be a bit of a commotion going on. Here, in my eyes at least, Cowes redeemed itself.
A large cannon overhead was fired to start each race, we watched the yachts sail away from us into the distance, turn and race back to the finish line, as they crossed it a smaller cannon would fire for each one to welcome them back.
I showed you one of the pictures of the yachts at Cowes Regatta framed with the railings in yesterday’s post, here’s another, taken with the railings again but this time I caught sight of an artist we had seen painting earlier. Perhaps he was eyeing up his next picture.
More from before – Holidaying in the “Isle of Wight“, September 2011.