Wednesday, September 18, 2013

WW: Lewes Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Race Photo

"Hark, now hear the sailors cry
Smell the sea and feel the sky
Let your soul and spirit fly"
- Into The Mystic by Van Morrison

Lewes, Delaware had its first (and hopefully annual) Dragon Boat Festival on September 15, 2013! Several of my coworkers paddled for the Cape Gazette Flood Tides team. I stopped by Lewes Canalfront Park just in time to see them smoke the competition in Heat 13. After racing two more heats later in the day, they came in 8th place out of 21 dragon boat teams.

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22 comments :

  1. Oh wow, that looks cool! I bet it was a blast!

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  2. Great shot and video! That must have been exciting to watch! Thanks for hosting Kristin.

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  3. That looks like fun.

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  4. My former sister-in-law used to participate in our local Rose Festival Dragon Boat Races.

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  5. How cool! I've always wanted to participate in one of these :)

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  6. My son would love to participate in one of these. Great video, Kristin.

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  7. Wow, that must have been pretty cool to see.

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  8. Those kind of races, look to be exciting, how fun. Hope you can stop by

    Oh My Heartsie Girl
    Karren

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  9. How cool! We watched a race once in Dallas it was fun!

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  10. Thats super cool. I've never heard of it. I actually just heard a story on NPR about boat racing although it didn't have dragons.

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  11. Looks like a lot of fun combined with very hard work and constant training. Could help but root for the dragon lady team paddling their dragon boat.

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  12. How very cool!
    great quote, too!
    When I was a young kid, my family would drive through Lewes on the way to the beach.

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  13. I like watching row boat teams on the water. That's an excellent exercise, too. I wish I had the strength to do it. lol Thanks for sharing, hopping, & joining my WW linky party!

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  14. Looks like a wonderful adventure! Excellent photograph. I hope they make it an annual event for you to enjoy...

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  15. I am always fascinated by the rowers in my town. They have such power in their arms to get those boats moving as fast as they do!

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  16. Dragon boating is such a great team sport!

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