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Sand masterpieces as Coverack Beach covered in castles: PICTURES
8:00am Sunday 18th August 2013 in News
Creative juices were flowing on Coverack Beach last Thursday when it hosted the annual sand castle and sand sculpture competition.
This year’s standard was higher than ever before, with imaginative entries from a giant chess board, an erupting volcano complete with real smoke and Coverack village recreated in miniature.
There was also a large range of castles with turrets and towers, as well as mermaids, dogs, cars and even a giraffe.
There were two categories for the contest – a children’s class and one for whole families, to cater for the adults who couldn’t resist joining in.
With blue skies and sunshine overhead, the beach was full – resulting in an impressive display by the end and a difficult task for the judges to select winners and highly commended places.
The event was organised by the Coverack Space 2000 community group. Events co-ordinator Caroline Beadle said: “The afternoon was a huge success, with so many people enjoying the beach and the friendly competition. “Thanks to the judges for their hard work and to The Old Mill Shop and Brenda’s shop for donating prizes for the ‘prize basket’.”
Coverack Space 2000 ran the competition as part of its programme of summer events in Coverack village.
The next event will be the Cornish Pisky Pals charity village pisky trail, which opened on Monday and will be ongoing until this coming Monday, August 19.
People can buy a trail for £2 from shops in the village and then wander through Coverack looking for more than 30 small named piskies hiding in different places.
The aim is to collect the first letter of each name to spell out a phrase, which can be entered into a prize draw.
Those taking part are asked to leave the piskies where they find them, so that others can enjoy the activity.
Money raised will be split between Coverack Space 2000 and Coverack Primary School. This summer’s trail is different to previous ones, with a new ‘mystery pisky phrase.’ Coverack’s Regatta takes place this Sunday, August 18 while next week there is a Rock Pool Safari on Tuesday and the tide challenge on Thursday, August 22.
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