Last weekend we went down to Penzance to take join in with the world record attempt to gather 15,000 people dressed as pirates in one place. The weather was hot, there was no shade, and getting a drink was nearly impossible in the designated areas as pirates were stacked 6 deep to get to the bar. This meant that many who wanted to participate either came late, and were caught by the hundreds of others who also had the same idea and so couldn’t get in on time, or who came and were unable to cope with the heat and lack of shade or drinks and so left.
However it was a fun day. What I don’t understand is Penzance city council. The landlady of the B&B we were staying at said that the local traders had been complaining that their shops were being deserted for out of centre shops and supermarkets. So here were at least 10,000 potential shoppers and Penzance city centre was closed as it was a Sunday. The Pirate stall/ship was also closed. The only thing there was to do in Penzance was drink. That many potential shoppers and no shops open, what a missed opportunity.
The other problem was I decided that rather than carry a big camera around all day I would try out my phone camera a Samsung Galaxy S7. The photos were great in low light but in daylight the regular camera worked better.
Sadly the world record attempt failed but we had a fun day and if they try again we will be back, however the next time we will take umbrellas for shade and drinks with us.
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