Monday, 2 September 2013
Harbour Day - less than 2 weeks to go!!
Alongside all the usual fun and games at this year’s Harbour Day, the National Trust and Lizard Adventure are organising a whole range of water based, fun races for visitors to take part in. To start off the day there will be a kayak race to Mullion island and back, Lizard Adventure will be providing kayaks for the race at £2 a go. The ever popular raft race across the harbour is back again and will be held at 1pm, so get your friends and family together and start collecting buoyant objects and a theme for your raft entry (extra points can be gained for using recycled materials) four people are allowed per raft and there will be an entry fee of £10. This will be followed by a new race, back by popular request – a swim across the harbour, open to all ages and abilities. The longest jump from the harbour wall competition commences at 3:30pm, a favourite pastime of harbour locals and a great way to cool off on a sunny day. The Grand National Trust Seahorse Steeplechase is back again and will see the jockeys ride their hobby horses (made from recycled body boards) down the slipway and over a few fences before swimming their horses across the harbour and back again. A sweepstake will allow onlookers to back their favoured sea horse. And of course Harbour Day would no the complete without the greasy pole challenge. Great entertainment for spectators and the highlight of the day for many brave locals. Lizard Adventure will also be offering free kayak tasters in the harbour during the afternoon for those who have always wanted to give it a go but never had the opportunity.
The RNLI lifeboat Rose will kindly be making a guest appearance during the afternoon with an impressive display not to be missed. The RNLI charity stall will also be present alongside a whole range of local craft stalls, traditional harbour games, face painting and free activities for those who don’t fancy getting wet. There will be a licensed bar and BBQ available throughout the day serving local ales and burgers from the National Trust Dexter herd who do an excellent job of grazing the surrounding cliffs for wildlife.
Mullion Harbour Day promises to be an enjoyable day out for everyone. Race entries will be taken on the day from 11am so pack your towel and come and join in the fun. Any proceeds from the day will go towards the ongoing maintenance and repairs of the harbour which has suffered significant storm damage in recent years.
For more information call Elle Parsons on 01326 291174 or email Elle.Parsons@nationaltrust.org.uk