Arr! Shiver me timbers

Picture: Nicholas McBride
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The Greymouth Scouts could have used a boat during the Greymouth Christmas Parade on Saturday. Within minutes of it starting, it was hit by more than one torrential downpour. Onlookers took shelter under verandahs, but the participants were drenched within 30 seconds. Most kept smiling — and shivering. There were 50 floats from various local organisations all done up in a variety of themes, and of course an appearance from Santa.