As you can see, this post requires some stretching and warm-up! 🙂
This past weekend, Ligeia and her team of the Florida Aquarium Sea Dragons participated in the 3rd Annual Tampa Dragonboat Race. After 3 difficult practices, the Sea Dragons competed against 54 other teams from across North America (granted, most were from Florida, but there were some teams that made a longer trip – Toronto, Halifax, Arizona and I think California were also represented). Some of the teams were actually professional, training year-round to compete at national championships and so on. Despite that, the Sea Dragons finished at a very respectable 24th. Great job!!!
The weekend before, I took Erick’s cousins to Clearwater Beach for their first Floridian experience. We dipped our feet into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and then took a ride on Killer, a 1000 horsepower speedboat. Surprisingly, the captain allowed anyone who wanted to drive the boat. It figured that as soon as I took the wheel, the captain put the boat into neutral. It wasn’t anything I had done – he just thought he had seen dolphins. So we turned around and slowly went up the coast again. Sure enough, about 5 dolphins came jumping up through our wake. Here’s the best picture I got of those quick jumpers!
And to prove that I finally got a chance to drive the boat, take a look at this:
That’s all that’s new with us. Softball is still every Thursday night, and our team, Come On Blue, is in 2nd place. I’m still having trouble hitting the ball consistently 🙁 but my fielding is great!
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