Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Naha Okinawa, Japan Dragonboat Races Travel Photo Thursday

              The Dragonboat Races in Naha Okinawa, Japan is where I plan on being tomorrow. 

This photo was taken back in May of 2009 under bright blue, sunny skies in the early morning light.

It looks like rain tomorrow with a slim chance the sun may peek through.   I'll be there.

Since I'm guessing this will be another of my 20 hour camera days, I'm posting this Wednesday night for BUDGET TRAVELERS SANDBOX and will hook-up the correct link to LadyE's TRAVEL PHOTO THURSDAY as soon as I can, sometime tomorrow evening.

She's a Canadian who hangs out somewhere in Korea.  You have to be careful around those folks, you know.  I remember watching TV when I was a kid.  They always get their man !


LOCAL INFO: THE NAHA DRAGONBOAT FESTIVAL





20 comments:

Muza-chan said...

Have a sunny day, have fun and I'm looking forward to see the pictures (^_^)

RyukyuMike said...

Muza-chan,
Doubt I'll really see any sun but, will have fun, anyway. Thanks !

LadyE said...

Haha Mike.........you must have been watching MASH...:)

Beautiful shot. Have fun at the races.

Keith T. Graff said...

Flash! 4:06 PM Northern Okinawa time, the sun came out for about 11 seconds! Not to worry, plenty of dark clouds on the horizon. Great photo and love the color!

jade said...

We really wanted to make it to the dragon boat festivial last year and missed it by two days- awe- can't wait to go one day! Love your shot!
-Jade
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RyukyuMike said...

Jade,
Downloading my camera now. I'll see if I can post a better one !

RyukyuMike said...

Keith,
Flash! Sun came out over Naha, too! Give me a few minutes and I'll show you.

RyukyuMike said...

LadyE,
Oops, I must be showin my age. It was a Royal Canadian Mounted Police TV show. Maybe, before your time. Remember B&W TVs ?

Expat in Germany said...

I love the colors, they really capture the spirit of dragon boat racing.

debbie said...

Love the boats, they are so brightly painted. There are a lot people on those boats too!

Leigh said...

Great shot. I was on a dragonboat team in Vancouver for three years - but our boats held about 6 less people. Those racing regattas are a lot of fun. It's amazing how tired you are at the end of a day - when you're really only raced a total of about 6 minutes.
Have fun shooting. You need a few collisions for some excitement!!

aviewtoathrill said...

I love this....the vibrant colors...the joy...the fun. Nice one, Mike!

Michael said...

Very nice shot! :)

Michael said...

Very nice shot! :)

Cathy Sweeney said...

Such a cool event -- nice you get to go to it. Love the photo - very colorful.

I'm afraid that I do remember B&W and that TV show -- ouch.

RyukyuMike said...

Debbie,
Somewhere around 30 people, I'm guessing. Will get an accurate count when I'm done developing some close-ups from yesterday.

RyukyuMike said...

Expat in Germany,
That's what makes it such fun; catching all the bright colors under blue skies.

RyukyuMike said...

Debbie, Leigh, View to a thrill and Cathy, thank you all. Only two of us started out with B&W TV !?

Evan said...

I love the traditional boats with the backdrop of modern industry.

RyukyuMike said...

Evan,
Sure glad they keep those old traditions alive for us to see.