Happy May Day

Happy May Day everyone.

The Crazy Canalman came for a visit this weekend and decided that today, instead of being spent as bank holidays should be lazing around the house, he was going to get me out of bed at 7am and drag me to the Isle of Wight to look at a steam railway he had heard about.

I’ve uploaded a few of the pictures to Flickr – you can have a look at them here, as they are all tagged with “IOW”. Do go look, enjoy the notes, and comment 🙂
As an aside, I’ve run out of groups I can make, and have now exceeded the 200 viewable pictures in my photostream. Is it time I upgraded to the paid account?

Anyway, perhaps one of the best bits of the day was the Morris Dancers. No, I can’t explain them. I heard one couple trying to explain them to their American guests and failing dismally, and I don’t think I’d fair any better. Basically, I’m not sure what purpose they serve myself, but they amused me, so I’m just going to leave you with the things grown men get up to on their days off:

3 thoughts on “Happy May Day

  1. Morris Dancing is a traditional English folk dance where men and women (but mostly men) dance to encouage fertility, bountiful harvests… erm… healthy animals… that’s all I’ve got.

  2. I guess that explains the why of actual Morris dancing, but it doesn’t really explain why grown men would want to engage in this activity.

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