04 June 2018

Dragon Boat Races



The dragon boat teams have been practicing since April, but now practice sessions are in full swing.  Every weekend, the car parks in Stanley are full, even from 8 am.  You'd see people in rash guards, tanned, wet with sweat, sometimes carrying their own oars (hard core!) coming in to the coffee shop after practice to grab a cuppa.  If you are close enough, you'd hear the rhythmic beating of the drums.  It's such a treat to see the practice races and we always stop to see these dragon boaters in action whenever we can.  The actual day of the races  (Jun 18th) itself is madness.  Forget about even driving into Stanley; no parking space.  Throngs of people everywhere and it's hot, hot, hot!  Such a festive atmosphere, though, and if you don't mind the heat, it can be quite a treat.


Have you ever watched a dragon boat race?


14 COMMENTS:

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I've never seen a dragon boat race but looks like great fun.

Jill Foley said...

I bet they are very fun and interesting to watch! I love this photo.

NC Sue said...

This is a beautiful shot. I bet it's fun to watch them.
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indah nuria Savitri said...

I have watched similar race in Switzerland! It was fascinating indeed. Cheers from NYC..

Tamar SB said...

How amazing is that!!

Pea bea said...

Have never gone, but fun to watch on TV. Cannot imagine how they stay in sync, but then that's probably why the practice sessions. :) Thanks for sharing.

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csuhpat1 said...

So very cool. I remember when I use to dragon boat race. So much fun. Thanks for sharing and bringing back memories.

rupam sarma said...

So beautiful

elizabeth said...

What a stunning photo!

Jim said...

Cool.

Lydia C. Lee said...

Great photo = the water was quieter the day we had lunch there. Pity!

betty-NZ said...

It looks like a lot of fun!

EricaSta said...

Nice to meet you again at WednesdayAroundTheWorld... great capture!

Jill said...

Love this photo - so colorful and crisp and clear!

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