Sunday, 4 September 2011

Morris Dancers and Riverboats

Today I took Caoimhe with me to show her the sights of York City and what sights there were! We saw Morris dancers from all over :

There were these ladies in green and these wild men, women and children with strange costumes:

This scary looking man:

and these happy dancers.Can you see the man with flowers in his hat at the back?

They were all making such a noise. After we watched them for a while Judith & Leigh decided it was time for a river boat trip so we set off down to the boat landing but - we had just missed one so we had to sit on the river bank for a while and have some lunch. There is a riverboat cafe there:

And we could keep an eye out for the boat coming. Caoimhe even thought she might get a better view from my back!

And then - there it was coming towards us:

The boat was called the Captain James Cook and the Captain himself came to welcome us aboard. I had to check out the best seats:

And decided we should sit right in the front at the top so we could get the best views. Here is a picture of Caoimhe on Judith's lap and me by the rail:

Once we got started I checked out what was going on along the river:

We travelled up the river and then back down the other side under big bridges and past lots of old buildings. On one of the bridges there is an angel:

She looks down on you as you pass under the old bridge:

All in all it was a good day out and Caoimhe and me fell asleep in the car on the way home!

I thought I would finish with a last shot of me on the boat sniffing the breeze for ducks and dogs along the riverbank.


  1. I heard mom and dad saying thats close to where we will be going on your holidays next year, hope I get to go on the river just like you, I've not been on a boat it looks so much fun.
    Morris men I was with hundreds of them last weekend at the folkie festival.
    Sniffing the breeze it what us dogs do best.
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx

  2. Wow - that looks like such a great day out - my peeps have such fond memories of that place! I'm glad the scary people didn't freak you out too much. I've not been on a boat yet, but my peeps are thinking of taking me on one to visit Kangaroo Island here in Sth Australia. The boat takes about an hour to get to the island and I think that would be good.

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

  3. Hi guys, it's great to meet you. It looks like a pawsome day.

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    Nubbin wiggles,

  4. Wow, where you live should be voted "best place for dogs to live in"!