February 04, 2012

Dragon Boat Races

This morning after Luke left to run "errands" (it is my birthday on Monday after all), I decided to head down to Darling Harbor to check out the continuing Chinese New Year festivities. This morning it was Dragon Boat Racing. I'd heard a little bit about it before, but was not prepared for the amount of people that were there. The boat I think holds about 20 people. There is a person at the front beating a drum to the beat of the rows and a person at the back who has to stand up the whole time and use a really long oar to stear the boat. Every other person is sitting and has one oar that they row really quickly. Everyone in the race looked to be about 65+ and not Chinese. There were teams from all over New South Wales so it was a really big event.

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