We have discovered that every Sunday a group of model boat owners meet at a boating pond nearby to put their boats through their paces, so one fine Sunday recently we strolled over to have a look.
The town where we now live is the site of a battle in 1263 that led to the end of Viking influence over Scotland. This being Scotland the weather was as much of a factor in the outcome as the actual fighting!
Now, of course, instead of fighting the Vikings we celebrate them so naturally a Viking longboat plies its' way amongst the yachts and trawlers on the pond :)
In fact the town celebrates its' Viking heritage with a Viking Festival every year, which was held a couple of weeks after we moved here.
So, along with a Viking Raiding party
Don't think that fire engines were around in Viking times either but they found their way into the parade anyhow too :)