It's strange how certain events around the Bay seem to clash, date wise. This coming Saturday, Brixham's annual Fishstock takes place on the quay.
Likewise, on that same day, Lupton House at Churston is holding a grand open event.
Plus, at Torquay's Central Church, the Military Wives Choir are coming from Plymouth to give a concert.
Oh dear, what a busy day.
I'm sure both the Fishstock and Lupton events will be well attended, but I'm also informed, with some joy, the Torquay Central Church Concert has reached the 'all tickets sold' stage.
More than six hundred lovers of choral music will gather at the big modern house of worship near Castle Circus to listen and enjoy the voices of the Plymouth ladies… and, not forgetting, their invited guests, the Brixham Male Voice Choir.
Believe me, these 'lads' will be feeling 'right proud'.
Methodist minister the Rev Jerry Cook will greet the audience and welcome both the MWC and the Brixham 'lads' to the grand building before the ol' sailor attempts to navigate a steady course through the concert as the compere. Wish me luck.
With so many exciting things going on in the Bay that day we can only pray for some decent weather. Fingers crossed!
MOST OF us live in total respect for folk with affected sight or who are totally blind. Consequently, we raise our hats to people like Chris Sumner, who earlier this year started the Brixham Blind Club.
Six months on, the club now boasts more than 50 members and not for one moment do they allow their physical imperfections to change the way they enjoy life.
Club members take part in a spot of archery, visit various local garden centres, go horse riding and even watch Torquay United play… although the way United are playing I'm not sure how much pleasure there is in that.
Anyway, the club's latest venture is to secure a small sailing boat so members and their carers can enjoy the splendour of Torbay from the saltwater side. It's my understanding this newspaper is assisting in trying to secure lottery funding to make their latest ambition come true.
Seems we'll all have the opportunity to vote so the Lottery people can acknowledge the club has the backing of the Torbay public in their latest venture to enjoy some notion of normal life.
I'm sure most folks wish is that Chris Sumner's club members achieve their' dreams and take to the water.
ON THE subject of water, Bank Holiday Monday, before the grockles had finished breakfast, I made my way to the fish market quay to take in the splendour of the visiting Tall ship, Stavros S Niarchos.
Moored on one of the outside jetties she stood tall and proud in the early morning sunlight.
A truly magnificent sight. It was easy to see why youngsters and those not so young would want to sail on her and perhaps sample a taste of what life was like under sail all those years ago.
While taking in her graceful lines, the towering masts and the workmanlike layout of her decks, my eyes were drawn to another quay where a modern vessel was moored.
She was the MV Prince Madog, a 100ft research vessel, owned by Bangor University and on charter to a government department specialising in investigating the conditions of the shellfish industry.
The dock master told me she was presently researching the state of the Channel's scallop beds and scientists on-board would be offering their experience and findings to local fishermen and those connected with the industry.
Built like a massive deep-sea tug she had all the hallmarks of a powerful seagoing vessel. And, given a choice between commanding the sailing vessel or the commercial ship… my head overruled my heart and I'd have selected the Prince Madog. But, that's just me.
I came away from the quay thinking it's a great pity Joe Public doesn't have access to the quaysides where both these vessels lay.
It's always seemed a shame visitors, and indeed local residents, don't have the opportunity to explore the full expanse of Brixham Harbour… but, a Northern Arm would change all that. Enough said, Curtis.