Stories from the Edge of the North Kent Coast by Simon Moores.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Beach Races 2011
I walked into Margate to watch the beach races this afternoon, which was entertaining and with a good turn-out to watch the competition.
More interesting perhaps, from my point of view, was how the Old Town was using it rather like an informal 'dry-run' for the opening of the Turner Contemporary next month. Lots of people wandering around taking in the new shops, eateries and galleries, several of which will be opening soon. I noticed that 'The Greedy Cow' which opened last week had a family enjoying their lunch in the sunshine.
The Harbour Arm looked quiet with the action on the beach but I'm sure that will change as the day passes and the tide comes in.