It is Cowes Week again! (Or Lendy Cowes Week 2018 if I am to be accurate, because Lendy is the title sponsor this year).
This is my 14th consecutive Cowes Week, and it remains as fun and exciting as ever. It will be a quieter week this year as I am working through it and so we will not be attending as many of the cocktail parties, dinner parties and party parties as in previous years.
Friday night began as it usually does- with dinner and drinks in the Marina. This year the organisers are rightly trying to cut down on plastic waste and so we have reusable glasses for our Beer (Husband-Gusto) and my lemonade.
Not sure this is entirely getting into the spirit of cutting down on plastic however……
Dinner was at my annual favourite ‘Wok’s Happening’. Scallops with ginger and chilli (£10.50) and vegetarian chow mein. (£7.00, I think)
Sailing began on Saturday. The marina is such an exciting place to be, There are just hundreds of boats of all sizes getting ready for a day’s racing.
Baby-Gusto and I ate crepes for breakfast
I had a delicious crepe with spinach, mushrooms and egg (£5.00) and B-G had his favourite- faithful to Nutella. (£4.00)
They were delicious- crisp, light and paced with flavour.
Following this and for the first time since he was born I persuaded B-G to come out on the spectator boat. This was such fun, with the boat going out into the racing (while keeping a respectful distance of course!) and it is the perfect way to get out onto the water and to see the action.
The trip was rounded off by a fly past of planes of some sort!
We had a wonderful, but exhausting day. I really love Cowes Week. There is so much to see and do shoreside so if people are not sailors or sailing there is still loads of fun to be had. A festival by the sea in summer… what more can you want?!