Treasure on Pirate Day

It was Pirate Day in Hastings U.K. today. The streets were filled with pirates of every description. The procession was fantastic with lots of drumming

I spotted some knitted participants

And found a lovely pile of treasure in a shop in Old Town…

These machines were in pretty good shape. The underwood had spools but no ribbon, but otherwise seemed well presented. Lots of other good treasure in this shop too. I didn’t have time to investigate thoroughly as we were in town for pirates but it was great to see these machines after a run of not finding anything much for a while.

I also had my first swim of the year in the sea this morning and I can report the water was great – calm and not chilly 🙂