Pirates – My Sunday Photo – 29/07/17

Hello everyone. Last Sunday Mr A and myself took a trip to Ross-on-Wye.  The focus of our visit was the Pirate and Steampunk weekend held at the Hope and Anchor pub.

I have to admit, when I saw the event advertised I did wonder how a pub was going to pull off an event like that given the space in an average pub. What I didn’t realise was this particular pub is set on the banks of the river Wye. They have extensive grounds at the back of the pub along the riverside.

It was a fantastic location for a pirate and steampunk event and was very well attended by steampunks and pirates alike.

Unfortunately due to a dead battery on my phone I only took a handful of pics. However I think they give a flavour of the event.

Lady Pirate Captain

Pirate canons

Because it was such a great event we’re planning to visit again next year in full steampunk pirate attire.

Have you been to any pirate events this year?

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  1. Notmyyearoff

    July 30, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Wow they properly went all out didn’t they? All the outfits and canons look so cool!

  2. Bear and Cardigan

    July 30, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Ross is a great place we used to visit often, I must go back. I love the river there and have many a lunch in a pub on the banks #MySundayPhoto

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      July 30, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      Ohh we should co-ordinate our visits 😊

  3. daren coleshill

    July 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    This looks like an awesome event, my wife would love to have visited

    Thank you for linking up

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      July 30, 2017 at 11:18 am

      It was a lot of fun x

  4. Jan (Troi13)

    July 30, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Looks like fun 😃

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      July 30, 2017 at 11:21 am

      It was, even though the heavens opened not long after that pic was taken x

  5. Sarah MumofThree World

    July 30, 2017 at 8:29 am

    It looks fab. I’m in awe of steampunks and the time and effort they put into their outfits.

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      July 30, 2017 at 11:19 am

      Im a fairly new steampunk

    2. hooks_and_dragons

      July 30, 2017 at 11:20 am

      and I feel very much the same. Many of my friends sew their own outfits, their skills are amazing x

  6. Mrs Craft

    July 30, 2017 at 6:37 am

    It looks like good fun! There’s a steampunk society that meet locally to me (in a brewery!)

  7. Kate

    July 30, 2017 at 1:05 am

    I am hoping there was rum!

  8. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    July 30, 2017 at 12:14 am

    Looks like it was a fabulous event and there certainly looks like there was plenty of space in the pub grounds for it. Love the pirate outfits 🙂

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      July 30, 2017 at 12:19 am

      They are amazing arn’t they. The couple in the pic are brilliant clothes makers. Their steampunk outfits are always superb x

  9. Fiona Cambouropoulos

    July 30, 2017 at 12:09 am

    Fab costumes, definitely one to do again. I do like a bit of dressing up!

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      July 30, 2017 at 12:10 am

      Its great. We didnt actually dress up this time as we were house sitting for a friend that week but have a year to sort out my costume 😁

  10. Louise

    July 30, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Wow!! You seem to get a lot of really funky things around you!

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      July 30, 2017 at 12:08 am

      There is a really thriving steampunk community in south Wales who put on a lot of these events. Were very lucky xx

  11. Andy

    July 30, 2017 at 12:04 am

    Steampunk Pirates. Sounds fab!

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      July 30, 2017 at 12:06 am

      It is the ultimate mix up x

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