Cullercoats Harbour Day.
Saturday, 16th July, was Harbour Day for Cullercoats, a small traditional fishing village with a very quaint little harbour.
This annual festival is hosted by the RNLI and brings people and families from all over the north of England, and sometimes from even further afield, to take part in the many activities, games or to just simply have a picnic on the beach and a swim in the sea. The RNLI depends heavily on the public for funding and this is one of the ways money is raised.
On this day the public are invited to actually get on board the lifeboats and take a look around. They also have displays from the lifeboats themselves: a helicopter winching someone down and up as they demonstrate a sea rescue, paddle boarding, cliff rescues, raffles, a tea-room, ice cream stalls and even frying kippers!
It was a beautiful sunny day and everyone seemed like they were having fun. I would certainly encourage others to attend next year’s event. Apart from anything else, it is a great day out for the whole family!