Monday, July 16, 2007

Bodies of Water



bow, starboard, port
stay sail, main sail, jib sheet,
dodging ducks

This needs a little background to appreciate it. Tuesday evenings (May-Oct) on Lake Union is the Duck Dodge Race. I've never participated, but I get the impression these boats are racing around trying to NOT run over the little rubber ducks (and anything else that might be in its way, like a kayaker) to win the race. Of course, with the lovely summer weather we experience here, these sailors are doing more than racing, I'm quite sure.

This is in gracious response to One Deep Breath. This week's topic is "Bodies of Water".

16 comments:

studio lolo said...

How fun! Too many Coronas though and they'll run over the ducks...and then some.
Palmolive hands...you crack me up! I guess that IS where I got the hand from come to think of it :)

polona said...

this actually made me smile before reading the explanation :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

sounds fun!

spacedlaw said...

Am relieved to read that these are only rubber ducks (thus transforming the harbour in a gigantic bath tub).

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

Pretty picture. :)

I've read about lots of rubber duck races recently.

Rose

xo

tumblewords said...

Nice photo, poetry and story! Gotta love rubber ducks.

Roswila said...

Even without your commentary, I got a clear picture of these big sailboats avoiding little ducks of some sort. Lovely image both in the haiku and the photo....

Quiet Paths said...

Cheerful and fun post. I smiled at your comment about avoiding the occasional kayak. That would be me.

AndyDoodler said...

Cool everything here! poem, photo, place, GZ

Becoming Amethyst said...

these few words convey so much story!

Plain Foolish said...

Now, I'm picturing canoeing among the rubber duckies... Guess I'd be yet another obstacle.

(Though this spring, I did get to go on a sail with my in-laws, down a canal and into Lake Michigan. Mostly, we were dodging other sailboats.)

AnnieElf said...

Sounds like fun. I bet they have a blast.

Cergie said...

All is so peaceful I can hear the wind on the sails, and the lapping of the water

This lake seems so huge, almost a sea !
It is incredible !

Patois said...

It seems as if they must work quite hard indeed to avoid those duckies. Lovely poem.

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Wonderful pic and 'ku ... what a difference a few days makes in our weather! xx, JP

get zapped said...

It's been fun sharing this silly event with all of you!