Pirates Ahoy! was another fun filled family event at Loch Katrine. Here are some photographs from a weekend of pirate adventures.
As you can see from the photographs there was a pirate mutiny at Loch Katrine. Our crew were overwhelmed by pirates and had to surrender their ships. The Steamship Sir Walter Scott sailed with the skull and crossbones pirate flag.
Meanwhile things weren’t looking good for the Lady of the Lake with a new pirate crew installed for the weekend.
Above you can see Captains Sandy Bottom and Yo Ho Ho, with Jolly Roger who had lost their pirate crews. Thankfully they had some willing new pirate recruits, such as Emily (below) who were able to join their search for the secret treasure of the loch.
Not only did the young recruits become an excellent pirate crew, these swashbucklers also looked the part with some amazing costumes. They also proved to be event better pirates than their captains. This prompted a mutiny within the pirate ranks.
The Loch Katrine team love the Pirates Ahoy weekend and these buccaneers, smugglers and first mates had spent time perfecting their swagger for when wearing pirate costumes.
Back to the real starts of the show, the Loch Katrine pirate recruits. Including 4 year old Ethan (pictured below with Captain Sandy Bottom).
As well as the fun on shore at Trossachs Pier there was entertainment on the cruises. Isla (5 years old) loved the pirate stories.
4 year old Fraser enjoyed the colouring.
There was one finishing touch needed for the excellent pirate costumes – a parrot. This was achieved with thanks to our friends at Little Critters in Stirling who brought Harry the parrot along. Harry made friends with the pirate recruits. Pictured here are Lewis, Emily and Caitlin.
This is the third family event this year, following on the success of the Easter Eggstravaganza, with Mad Hatter Cruises and the brand-new Wizards and Witches magic weekend.
Here are some more photographs from the weekend. Thank-you to all our young pirates.
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