Sunday, November 7, 2010

Head of the Hooch

So much for sleeping in the day of the time change!  We got up early and left for the races - rowing, that is!  This is an annual event in Chattanooga - the Head of the Hooch. (Originally it was on the Chattahoochee river, hence the name).

Here are some snapshots of the event.

Site map

For the rowers/scullers

Looking up river.  A flock of pigeons took off just as I snapped the picture.

Waiting for action. The Delta Queen (I believe it's for sale!)

Pick up sticks

At the end we had the 8's and quads.  Always impressive.

Almost "home"

Some competition to add to the suspense.

Looking straight down over the Walnut Street bridge

Every available space was taken up with shells and trailers

Stacks and stacks
It's like a Carnival 

First they had to row upstream, then race back downstream for 5km.

Nearing the finish line. A beautiful day for racing.

100m to go!

Crossing the finish line at last!
And lastly, here are some snapshots of the event on video:


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