Our visit to Swanage was threatened with poor weather, and as we started to dance, it started to rain - so here's a musician's eye view of proceedings from under an umbrella!
Wreckers' band were sheltering too
as were Mayflower
But Wreckers soon came out to play
and the breeze kept St Piran's flag flying
We were also joined by a side from the New Forest whose name escapes me
As we moved to our next spot we saw Dorset Buttons
Ilfracombe Red Petticoats
and their band (with Knockhundred Shuttles in the wings)
At the Heritage Centre there were cloggies (not sure of their name)
more cloggies (Ridgeway)
and more cloggies (Beetlecrushers)
Then we danced - the stiff breeze challenging us to keep garlands upright.
But we managed
Can't remember who these were who shared our spot
We were followed by OBJ
Then we went on to the pier for our final spot. Mike in contemplation...
The dancers in action
The band in something like action (minus Tony, whose banjo objected to the damp so he became photographer for the day)
Jenny texting "get me out of here!"
Our final spot was shared with Southern Lights from Southampton
We finished with The Rose
And we were followed by Exmoor Border Morris.
So, despite the wind, the rain held off and we had an enjoyable day by the sea.