Pirates Come To Cornwall

I’m a bit short on words today so my pictures will have to tell the story. I missed a few activities and didn’t get shots of everything, but I think you’ll be able to see that the children seemed to have a great time at the party yesterday. I was amazed watching them play in a place so beautiful and so close to where we live. I run past this spot which is just off the Camel trail. I can’t imagine what it must be like to grow up with all this nature around them.

If you closely at this photo, you can see ducks in the river and cows in the meadow.

The river is to the left in this shot of the tables and the field is a fine one for play. The woods in the distance were used to hide two of the treasure boxes.

The bottle with the map was hidden near these rocks which are across from the picnic tables.

Here comes the first wave of pirates with John and Jersey Girl joining in the procession.

A little snack before the work of treasure hunting begins.

Pirate Queen  ‘Miss S’

Pirates making a plan.

Finding the map.

Opening the bottle to get to the treasure map.

Finding one of three hidden treasure boxes.

The littlest pirate waits for a hand while the others follow the map to search the ferns.

You can see the gold and silver find in the ‘crystal’ box in the pirates hand.

Time for some video before moving on.

These two were the first ones in the water.

Then the girls began to edge around it too.

Muddy, you don’t know muddy until you’ve played with these two.

Here’s a couple of pirate moms taking a seat across from the river where the pirates are getting muddy and wet.

One of John looking a bit sea going himself.

One of a few games that they played although I’m not sure what they doing.

This is the book and clue I mentioned yesterday which led them to the treasure map. I’ll be a bit more chatty when I’ve recovered from the week.  Thanks for your interest in the party and I hope the photographs give you a sense of the afternoon.

12 thoughts on “Pirates Come To Cornwall

  1. awwww that looks like so much fun…. I really wish the girls could have been there too.
    Call me when you have recovered!!!!

  2. Wonderful pictures. I’m impressed with all the creativity you poured into the party. Your rhyming addiction is hilarious!

    My favorite thing is the wellies on all the British kids. I know it’s normal there, but it’s really cute!

  3. Elizabeth! This was fantastic! Can’t beat the beautiful backdrop and their beaming faces. Funny aside though, I have those very same Ikea colorful plastic cups, am actually drinking from one now, and they are my kids favorite for morning juice. What a treat for y’all and your Jersey Girl.

  4. Wow, pirates in Cornwall and all natural beauty and countryside — talk about magic childhood memories!

    I’ve just posted about my own memories of play in suburban New Jersey — my Jersey girl experience is a world (and a generation!) away from that gorgeous field and river but I have no doubt your Jersey girl will always remember and cherish her pirate party with you and John.

    GOOD ON YA, Elizabeth and John, and now you can recover!


  5. P.S. more than a generation away! I just realised that … my contemporaries don’t have 5 year-olds … but Clive’s son does … hmm what does that make me!? 🙂

  6. Wow Elizabeth .. such fun the children all had.. and what a wonderful place to have a party. You did amazingly, and they all look really happy.

    I love the picnic table too! I want a party there 🙂

    John looks like he could be a Captain of a ship !!

  7. My birthday is coming up this week. I’ll imagine myself having a lovely pirate party by the water…. you know, jumping right into your picture the way Mary Poppins and the children did with the chalk drawings.

    This was a fun read. It would be so nice if everyone has an auntie like you 🙂

  8. Wow, Cornwall looks re=ather bengn for a pirate band.
    What a creative party. Wish we had been there.

    Love, Gramps

  9. How fun!! It is great to see your kids Gillian, and the beautiful countryside you live in! It makes me miss you and want to come visit you!


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