Sunday, 23 August 2009

Portreath Tide Race

Let the games begin!

Once again the annual tide race is upon us.

For those of you not familiar with the concept, there are

usually 3 age groups, the toddlers being nearest the waters edge. The teens being the next row back and the adults on the back row, furthest from the waters edge.

The idea is to build a large sand castle and stand on it once the waves arrive, and hopefully be the last one standing above water to be the winner in your catagory.

The only stipulation is that if 3 people begin to build the castle, then 3 have to be standing on top of it once the water reaches it.

Everyone took their places for 2.30 and the building began..... They had about 45 minutes before the tide began to come in and slowly demolish them.

It was a great event as usual, despite the wind blowing up a bit, the weather stayed dry and everyone had fun.

Can't wait for next year - maybe we'll be entered in that one!


sally-ann said...

Enter? You? You just want to dig next to the 'fit' blokes!! :-)

Joanne said...

eeerrrrr YYEEEESSSSS!!!

Lori E said...

So lets get this straight. You put the toddlers where the water will get them first? Don't they drown while the rest of you are waiting for the tide to reach you? Boy you guys are a tough crowd.

Joanne said...

LOL - you bet we're tough Lori - have you tried swimming in these waters - it's freezing!