Monday, 15 August 2011

Pictures of Lifeboat Weekend

Here are the pictures for the last post, on the Lifeboat Weekend...

Well, the Lifeboat Weekend was a big success; we were lucky with the weather, given conditions were difficult all over the country. The fireworks on Saturday night were wonderful, blasting off over the harbour. The weekend culminated in Sea Cadets strutting their stuff, the brass band giving a superb performance, and the religious service and hymns conducted in bright sunshine.
 Our first guests are in residence at Dunsley; hopefully they love it as much as we do! You can see the new pictures of the kitchen and front yard, at

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Lifeboat Weekend coming up...

One week to go before the Staithes and Runswick Lifeboat Weekend! From 12-14 August, there'll be boats all over the place, plus fancy dress, raft races, duck races and evening entertainment. It's one of the biggest events on Staithes' calendar, and is open to all. We've guests staying at Dunsley so will be spectators rather than residents: if the weather's good we'll launch our sea kayaks and join the Runswick sailing club flotilla on their journey up to Staithes on the 13th. See you there!
Picture: Steve's beautiful coble, Rose of England, will be taking part in flotillas at Staithes over the weekend

Monday, 1 August 2011

It's been the most beautiful weekend in Staithes: wall to wall sunshine and a lovely atmosphere with all the holiday-makers. We caught up on news of the annual charity concert at the top of the bank, held the other night: apparently Richard the butcher cut quite a dash as Elton John, and Neil, who sanded and varnished all the wooden floors at Dunsley, was startling as the Fifth Beatle in a woolly black wig, then in a blonde hairpiece as Status Quo!! An excellent night was had by all, as they say...