The day was mostly rain free, but low waters made for a challenging run for the participants, who often had to get out and free their boats.
A few pictures from streamside:
|An early kayak heads through|
|Love their expressions...|
|Does Old Town make a four person Loon? Did the team make this from three separate kayaks?|
|About half the number of boats from last year, but a good crowd, considering..|
|A canoeist boosting himself off a rock, probably not for the first time|
|Gumby! A race tradition! Stuck on a rock - something new!|
|Having a pusher for low spots was a necessity|
|Zip Kellogg, standing in his white suit; another tradition|
Congratulations to the finishers! More complete coverage at the Bangor Daily News and Mike's Kenduskeag Stream Race Site. You'll especially want to watch video with the race start and scenes along the way to see how much team 131 had been through by the time I got their picture. Kevin Bennett's video, at the Bangor Daily News site, also features Gumby braving 6 Mile Falls and the four person Loon being portaged. A special congratulations to Ray Wirth on his top five finish!
Ironically, heavy rain is in the forecast for the next few days; if only the dancers had remembered to ask for express delivery....