Aug 28, 2012

Tall Ship Festival

We had a great day out on Saturday. My wife and I went to the Tall Ships Festival in Dublin. The weather was mostly good, just some light bouts of rain here and there which were easy to shelter from.

We've both always loved old tall ships. I think we each have the same childhood memory that created our fascination: The end shot of The Goonies where One-Eyed Willie's ship sales across the horizon. It's one of our favourite movies and still fires our imaginations. Since then, we've been fascinated by sail ships.

I was impressed with how well organised the festival was. There were ushers giving information and police keeping everything safe, as well as plenty of loudspeakers in case a child was lost. Despite how many people were there, it didn't feel crowded at all. Perhaps best of all, there were loads of different stalls selling a wide range of food! We gorged ourselves on German sausage and pulled pork.

We also picked up a proper picnic hamper. It came with proper plates, cutlery, and wine glasses. It even has a cooler section. I can't wait to use it, and it's definitely going to see use on trips out with the twins.

After a while we met up with some friends, got some coffee, then brought people back to ours for pizza and a few drinks.

All in all, it was a really good day.


  1. RE: Organisation, I especially liked the child-tagging people at all the entrances

  2. How lovely, Paul. There is something magical about tall ships, isn't there?