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Pendennis Castle Medieval Joust

Every year in August Pendennis Castle has a Medieval Joust.

This year the weather was perfect, warm, overcast with a slight breeze. I couldent have wished for better.

It’s a wonderful day out with falconry, jousting, jesters and gruesome tales from the hangman.

This year I got to see a gyrfalcon in flight, it was amazingly fast and fun to watch. They had to leave the eagle on a tether, as the castle is on a peninsula and they were worried about it getting lost so close to the sea, but the size of it would have me worried with that beak so close to the falconers face.

As usual the Jousting took pride of place with the jousting area getting more developed every year. Sadly none of my pictures worked out as my viewing position wasn’t the best so I have included a good one from last year.

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