Looe has seen the newly instigated Food Festival come and go. Some interesting stalls took part and also a cooking demonstration took place outside The Catch. A good start and hopefully will be built on over the coming years.
The Looe Weekender has also been and gone with a great weekend of live music throughout the town taking place, however, Looe was dealt some sad news more recently as Ruth, “The” Fiddle player has passed away suddenly. If you have been to Looe on a Sunday, you will have seen her playing along side Tosh or more recently with Tom from Black Friday, in The Fishermans Arms. What a talent she had and this lovely lady will be so sadly missed by locals and visitors alike.
Fame at last, as I was quoted in The Telegraph regarding Cornwall Council selling The Lifeboat Cottages in West Looe to Looe Trust so they can be renovated and set aside for social housing. This has to be a good thing as there are far too many second homes or Air B&B’s here. Local people need somewhere to live.
Tuna fishing season is here and we have had a returning fisherman stay again. Not successful this time but his enthusiasm has not been dampened. There have been numerous reports of Tuna in our waters and numbers seem to be increasing and some fish have been spotted just out past the island. The rules have changed, slightly, and some licensed boats are allowed to land and keep the fish, the first one has already appeared on the slab of a local fishmonger. Hopefully this will bring more people into the town at this end of the year.
Looe has seen flooding once again with the water topping the quayside on four consecutive days and there may be more to follow when storm Ciaran hits us. However, the town is resilient and a swift clean up takes place each time we are hit. Most of the shops, bars and restaurants will be open for business as will we at Schooner Point Guest House.
The rock n roll t shirt slot is nearing the end as I have almost run out of them, however, this time I am featuring a new Keith Moon one. A double image of The Who’s drummer extraordinaire, for me he really was the man.
The answer to the last trivia question, who is Marvin Lee Aday better known as is Meat Loaf. Apparently, his father was a big fan of Lee Marvin. This time can you name the rock n roll icon that sings backing vocals on Carly Simons hit You’re So Vain.