Saturday, June 23, 2012
Ten Photos from the 2012 Itoman Okinawa Dragonboat Races
They weren't kidding about Itoman's Dragonboat Races ending rainy season in Okinawa.
Here is a photo showing what the skies looked like over Itoman Port this morning.
RyukyuRusty and I spent the night mingling with the locals.
My head hurts but, that sunshine sure cheered me up. Burp.
For now, I'll just post 10 photos here and a few on Facebook.
Sometimes when I go on these (ahem-ahum) assignments, I forget to tell the wife.
So, I won't be explaining these photos but, I'll tell you they are in the order they came out of my camera.
Some of the people in the boats may be looking to see if I took their photo.
They only have the Dragonboat Races in Itoman once a year.
And, not everybody gets to see their photo on the front page of the newspaper.
So, I try to shoot pictures of as many boat teams, in action, as I can.
While all the Dragonboat people are looking for their photos on my site...
I'll be trying to figure out what to tell the wife, when I get home.
Wonder if I could get away with, " I told you last week. You just never listen."
"I SAID I WAS GOING TO ITOMAN OVERNIGHT TO SEE IF THEY CAN REALLY MAKE RAINY SEASON END BY HOLDING DRAGONBOAT RACES."
By the way. Does anybody know how to get rid of the hiccups ?