15/01/2017 – In American River
Local fair at American River, Kangaroo Island. A chance for the Dragon Boat club to share their passion and give others a go.
Someone has to carry it to the water. ‘Sorry I’m taking photos’.
Beautiful head of the boat.
Liz at the front beating the drum to keep everybody together.
Scott at the back steering. And in between are the newbies and a few experienced paddlers to make sure that they get back to shore safely.
And off they go. Believe me, this is far from easy, they had me out at a practice earlier in the week and it is hard work. I am used to paddling my own boat (so to speak, and riding my own ride) and going at my own pace, but in a team sport like this everyone has to keep together. So no choice but to keep paddling to the boom of that wretched drum and nurse your aching muscles the next day. A good experience, but not for me. Still Liz and Scott are off to Tasmania in October for the Dragon Boat Championships so they must be keen.