Cowes Week has been in full flow. Our town has been awash with tourists, crews, buskers, and ice cream stands. Come November, and cold short days, it will be hard to believe it’s the same town.
It may be hectic, and impossible to ride a bike down the high street, but it’s great fun. Even if you’re not a big fan of boats.
The extreme sailing series proved more interesting to watch than boats usually are. Their synchronised tacking was beautiful, but the near-misses and hairpin bends were the most exciting.
I was surprised by the constant crowds. An odd sort of spectator sport.
The best bit about Cowes Week is the huge firework display coinciding with my birthday.