paddle for life

this weekend i participated in the paddle for life dragon boat festival. it’s a charity race where we go and paddle dragon boats. it was my first time ever paddling in a dragon boat and it was a lot of fun. i went to two of the three practices for the race and though i did not feel like i had very good form, it was still a lot of fun to paddle.

the boat holds 20 paddlers, a steersperson, and a drummer. the drummer is responsible for keeping everyone on pace, the steersperson keeps us going straight. the rest of us are there to paddle and paddle hard. the race only lasts about 3 minutes, but it’s the hardest three minutes ever!

still, i had a lot of fun. paul, leeya, mike, and dardy came out to watch us, too. the photos are actually from paul and leeya. leeya was sporting her new canon rebel xsi. the camera has a HUGE LCD. enormous, really. the camera body is a little too small for my hands, i think, but i think it fits perfectly for her.

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