Allons-y! To the Whitstable Oyster Festival! This is the shuttle bus that took us straight to where the event took place. It was really convenient, because without this service, finding a parking space would surely have been a pain!
The market was just warming up for the day. People were just beginning to arrive.
Little Hogs. 可愛的小山豬
Tattoo stall. 彩繪紋身攤位
Can't be oyster festival without oysters! 牡蠣祭當然不能沒有牡蠣囉！
Open up! 打開ing~
Bloke can't wait to taste his oyster.
Bon appetit! 開動囉！
Sprinkle some lemon and red wine vinegar, scrumptious tasting!
Morris Dancers. 莫利斯舞者
Happy dancers. 開心的舞者
Morris dance is a traditional English dance. You'll see more of it in later on in this series.
Cute flora. 可愛的花朵
Handicrafts meow~ 手工藝品喵～
Dried poppy. 乾燥罌粟花
Oyster shell art. 牡蠣殼再利用。
Strawberries and chocolate. 草莓與巧克力～
The world is your oyster. Whatever that means...
Homemade jam. 手工果醬
Ceiling lighthouse. 屋簷上的燈塔
Two photographers... 兩個攝影師
Dressing up for the parade (more details in later posts).
Very tall indeed. 好巨大啊！
From the beach house. 從海灘小木屋望過去～
Is it really worth all that money? 偷窺天價海灘小木屋
Performance before the ceremony. 儀式之前的表演
These kids were dragged in from the crowd. Not rehearsed.
Leaving after performance 表演後的離去
TV broadcast 電視轉播
Prepping for the ceremony. 準備進行儀式
Black Pearl Ale. 黑珍珠啤酒
Very meaty. 非常肉～
Smells fishy! 魚魚魚～～～
Mixed seafood. 一整碗的海鮮
Couldn't resist. 經不起誘惑...
These are fake... 其實是假的
For the parade. 遊行用的
Fake, again, of course. 當然也是假的
Another group of Morris dancers. 舞者排演ing
Dog rescue, article to follow. 狗狗救生員，後續會有報導
Dear little friend. 可愛的小小朋友
The harbour. 港口。
We spent only a day here, but there was so much going on, it's impossible to record everything in a single article. This article is mainly about what we saw in the market fair. The series, however are divided as follow:
Oyster Landing Ceremony
Morris Dancing Part 1 and Part 2.
I hope you stay tuned for all of these, because you'd be missing out if you didn't!
Oyster Landing Ceremony（牡蠣上岸儀式）
Dog Rescue （狗狗救生秀）
Morris Dancing （莫利斯舞蹈）上集跟下集