Regatta Day is finally here! Alana rowed with the Pennecon team in the races today. It was a perfect Newfoundland day for the races - not too hot and hardly any wind! John and I went down to Quidi Vidi Lake to cheer on the team, see the sights and take a few photos. We had to park a good distance away in a 'Regatta Day approved' parking lot, but the shortcut pathway through the cemetery was open, so we walked through there.
Ellen stayed home. It would have been a project getting her down to the Lake! Besides, too many people and dogs to tip Ellen over. She is better off at home. We have a bunch of knitting projects coming up in future posts once our sightseeing is done!
Alana and team didn't win their race, but they certainly gave it their best! There's a ton of dedication and practice that goes into rowing in the Regatta. In my opinion, anyone who is dedicated enough to be at Lake-side at 5:00 a.m., three or four days per week since the middle of May for practice deserves a medal regardless if they win or lose!
There were doggie paparazzi opportunities abounding as well as some other interesting shots. :-)
|Alana and crew getting ready for their race.|
|Team Pennecon and Coxswain Paul Ring|
|Heading to the starting point.|
|"And they're off...."|
|End of race.|
|On the way back to the dock.|
|Spying on the racers.|
|Couldn't help notice that his shirt is on wrong side out.|
|OZ FM sponsored Metrobus.|
|Ziggy's have the best fries!|
|Pathway through cemetery.|