It was Pirate Day in Hastings Old Town yesterday, an attempt to beat the world record for the number of people dressed as pirates. And they did. Over six thousand people stormed the town with ooh-aahs, and shivered timbers. Pirate flags flew everywhere and drummers beat marches up and down the high street. There were pirates in tea shops and pubs, with muskets and cutlasses, sashes and eye patches, stripey shirts and corsets and fabulous hats. Yes, we were among them.
Babies and dogs even did their bit.
The shops were all dressed up with a shipwrecked theme and bunting decorated the streets.
Jack Sparrow was put in irons and cheered to liberty by the crowds.
It was the most good-hearted atmosphere and tremendous fun.
I'm off to the seaside again for a few days. Back soon, me hearties.