Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Saturday 8 February 2020 - Dragon Boats and Hog's Back Falls

Unable to stay indoors on such a sunny day, Sue and I went down to Dow Lake to watch some of the Ice Dragon Boat Championships. 

The Dragon Boats are propelled along a 200 metre course by way of 8 or 10 rowers using ice sticks that are very much like large toilet plungers with a spike in the middle. There's a steersperson at the rear of each boat, and a drummer at the front.

This looked like great fun, but watching was cold. After a cinnamon and sugar beaver's tail (pancake) we walked along the canal to the Hog's Back Falls on the River Rideau, then on through Mooney's Bay and back home - about a 10 km walk altogether.

A nice way to spend a cold but sunny afternoon. More pictures in due course.

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