Now that the high seas have abated, the Jolly Roger has been lowered (for now) and the crews of the last few days have come ashore, here are a few pics from a super couple of days with our first Pirate Days last week.

This new initiative has been some time in the planning and proved to be a great success.

The two days involved two separate groups from Rugby-based community group Community Group consisting of a number of children aged 6 to 13 years with adult supervisors joining us for a day of a canal boat trip with pirate themed activities.

Day 1 saw the first group join us at Bottom Lock and saw them come aboard Guinevere for the trip from Braunston to Hillmorton Locks, at which the first group – armed with their swagger (goodie bags) departed and were picked up by mini-bus

After an overnight stay at Hillmorton, another bus-full of pirates joined for the second trip and the return back to Braunston (some enjoyed the first day so much they wanted to come back for the second day too).


Thank you to all the able shipmates who came along and got involved with all our pirate-themed activities

And a huge, huge shout out to our Ship’s crew, Peg Leg Morgan and Admiral (or should that be Captain?) Morgan for ably running the boat through choppy waters and negotiating the high seas and storms, and running a happy deck; and for all the wonderful activities that were laid on for the shipmates and fantastic decorations which adorned Guinevere and as you can see really looked the part.


If you would like more information about our Pirate Days for your Scout, Guides, Cubs or Beavers group and to discuss potential dates in the coming months, why not drop us a line via e-mail to