So I'm into fake news! In last week's column I erroneously reported the wrong team had won the raft race, much to their delight and a promise to recruit me to their crew next year.

All is set for the Bridport Runners to enjoy the Jurassic Coast run on Sunday. The run begins on the esplanade at 10.30am and includes the opportunity to compete in a half marathon which comprises of two laps of the route, including running up Thorncombe Beacon. So this is not for the faint hearted.

The Heritage Canoe Club held a taster session on Sunday as part of their participation in West Bay Day. At the end of the day one of their leaders commented how wonderful it had been to see so many youngsters on the water enjoying themselves and learning how to handle a kayak.

There is much to report say about West Bay Day and I am sure is included elsewhere in this edition. Did you spot the life-sized lobster at the fancy dress competition? Furthermore, do you know who it was?

Classic cars turned out in force, with over 50 at one time. Thank you to all those drivers and motor cyclists who travelled from far flung places to West Bay. The oldest car was a 1935 Daimler 15 in concours condition and the youngest was probably the 1972 registered Range Rover. They were a real feast for the eyes. The Range Rover was the last to arrive and the last to leave and was in the charge of some young motorists which is really encouraging to see.

After the splendid firework display that exceeded all expectations, a tired and emotional man dressed as a pirate could be seen wandering along West Bay Road on his way home. A pickled pirate!

Today, Thursday, local historian Elizabeth Gale leads a walk starting at the West Bay Discovery Centre at 10.30am. The walk costs £3 and will feature West Bay's contribution to remembering the Normandy landings 75 years ago.