Monday, December 7, 2009
Row Ho Ho
We had great fun rowing in the Christmas boat parade. It was a real Row Ho Ho. It couldn't have been a nicer night for rowing with the stars out and minimal breeze.
A group of us put the lights on the boat and the oars (top photo) so that we were lit up festively. We weren't being judged but managed to be a crowd pleaser and one of the more recognizable boats in the parade.
There were judged categories of power and sail. Ours was all human powered with the only carbon footprint being our little generator which kept the lights going. The bottom photo shows one of the port side oars decorated appropriately in red.
On Sunday morning, I slept in until 8 AM for which I was grateful. My hands were a bit stiff from grasping the oars for so long but all in all, I wasn't too tired. In the evening, we went to the Awards Ceremony and several of our friends came away with second place prizes--one in the power boat category and one in the sail category.
We had a festive time and found this a great way to kick off the holiday season.
Hope that your weekend was enjoyable. I will be around to visit and make comments soon.