Some pictures from others - in this case a blog by Byron Calloway,
Ryan Skinner from Exeter enjoying playing out the character of the highwayman at The South Wales Pirate Festival.
Yarr me hearties, visitors struck the sails and grabbed their cutlass as they came in search of plunder and booty across the Seven Seas to Caldicot Castle for the pirate festival.
A motley crew of adventurers at Caldicot Castle during a break in the action.
Captain Ddriag attempted to take control of the UK largest shipping channel by taking Caldicot Castle. The Kings men were intent on holding off this invasion. The festival featured famous faces such as captains Sparrow, Barbosa and Hook, Living history areas that showed how life was like for people in the 17th / 18th Centuries, activities for the young and young at heart, a fully licenced 18th century tavern, Traders, Militia displays and some very loud bangs. There was a dressing up competition with adult, kids and pet categories.
Shylah (Louise Haggarty) Avrabelle (Becky Culver and Alana (Anett Ivovak) tempting lost and lonely sailors with their mermaid imagination. Shylan said: “We love entertaining children not with modern technology but with fantasy and history: and their own imagination.”
Killer looks from Debbie Regan from Redditch, at The Pirate Festival at Caldicot Castle.
The pirates engage in bloody battle with the kings men to gain control of the castle, with the sound of the roar of cannon and musket fire, the clash of polished steel as swords were drawn. People felt the excitement as the ground rumbled with a band of angry pirates charging the enemies ranks.
Visitors and pirates alike saluted the black flag as she flew triumphantly, felt the excitement of battle, met and greeted the worldly outlaws and hear long bloody stories of their lives.
Alice Husband, Pixie X and Sabby Cat enjoying the pirate life at Caldicot Castle.
Jed Pascole and Chris Russell practicing their fighting skills. Chris said: “I enjoyed seeing 50+ younger children fighting the pirates with foam swords to defend the mermaids.”
Mike and Sarah Redgate from Wolverhampton with their 14-month-old son Drummond photographed in their trade stand S J Seamstress.
And that was his view
Sadly be did not come into the Pirate Tavern or at least name it as the Crimson Moon
Can't win them all