Dragon Boat Racing

Each year around late February early March my partner’s work sends it’s employees away for the weekend.  This year’s trip was to Adelaide.  It’s such a fun weekend with lots of activities as well as some down time so that couples can re-charge and spend some quality time together.  We stayed at the Hyatt which was very nice indeed and close to the Casino (important for some).  There was lots to do with a whole lot of different festivals being celebrated that weekend.  The highlight of the weekend though had to be the Dragon Boat Racing.  Late Saturday morning the whole group boarded a bus out to Port Adelaide where we had a BBQ and then broke off into our allocated groups for some expert tuition in dragon boat racing.  This took some 3 hours on the water and was celebrated in the usual style with lots of sledging and splashing etc.  After our “training” we then had a best of 3 challenge.  The first race was not so great for our team, when we found ourselves still paddling backwards at the line when the starter called GO.  Much to say we finished last in that race.  The next race was an improvement with our team coming a well earned second.  By the end of the day we were all very sunburnt (despite hats and sunscreen) and feeling mighty sore.  But I have to say it was some of the best fun I’ve had in ages.  Here are a couple of photos from the day.




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