Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Boating Weather (154/365)

2009 06 03 IMG_5854 
Wild Nights - Wild Nights!
Were I with thee
Wild Nights should be
Our luxury!

Futile - the Winds -
To a Heart in port -
Done with the Compass -
Done with the Chart!

Rowing in Eden -
Ah, the Sea!
Might I but moor -
Tonight - With Thee!

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. Wild Nights!—Wild Nights!, The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnson, ed. (1960) Little, Brown

TIME: 6:20 PM
PLACE:  Creve Coeur Lake
SUBJECT:  Moored dragon boat

Back in 2007, I participated in a Dragon Boat Race with my dad and his company.  Last year, we (HandsomeHusband, the kids and I) were on vacation in San Francisco and I could not share in the race day experience.  This year, Dad roped called me into service again.  Tonight was our team training exercise.  It lasted for about an hour.  I had forgotten how physically challenging it is to paddle in a 400 meter (1/4 mile) race.  I am quite certain that my arms, shoulders and whole body will be hurting tomorrow.  Hopefully, I will be recovered by race day on Saturday. 

8 comments:

Susan said...

I just love this picture. There is something so intriguing about it. Good luck with the race.

Sara G said...

Great photo!!
Hope you are recovery well

Mari said...

What a neat thing to do with your dad. Hope you are recovered for the race.
I love this shot - it looks so peaceful!

Sujomi (SuzyH) said...

Susan - The intriguing thing was how twenty of us fit in that boat! LOL

Sara G - I was sore today! Definately exercising muscles I do not normally use!

Mari - It was nice on the lake. What amazed me was how warm the water was for this early in the summer...it felt like bathwater!

bentonflocke said...

good luck for the race - can´t wait to see the pictures!

Great shot!

Dot O said...

This is beautiful! Love the colors of the boat and the contrast of the boat against the sky.

I am playing catchup on my blogging friends.

Sujomi (SuzyH) said...

bentonflocke - I'm hoping to get some good shots on Saturday!

Dot O - I haven't caught up commenting since the DSL crisis...I've decided just to go forward, otherwise I'll just get frustrated.

Oz Girl said...

I love this shot.... I imagine you are racing right now! :) It sounds like a really fun thing to do.

Will love to see your pic for today.