Monday, December 11, 2006

outta order - in typical lamma time

On December 2, the Lamma folks had to return to the scene of the crime from the Round Island Race and retrieve our darling Tai Nui.

These are images from the day, which was low in paddler numbers, but high in great weather, good water and some wonderful photo ops.

No paddlers were damaged in the makings of this website. Yet.

We do so know what we are doing.It was this big and I hit it with my paddle...
the photographer: Supah-Kev.
Yung Shue Wan, looking a little bit blah for no good reason.
You! Get your ass OFF the junk and INTO this boat.
And they listened!
Happy to be resting.
Dudes fishing for local fish monsters in the traffic lanes.
"Ha ha! You think I'm paddling back here?"

And yet we all survived. That is a turbo-jet.
It makes pate of paddlers
Good reach!
Married people with good timing. How odd.
The Western cargo yards. (freelance cargo yards...)
Calm waters outside Sulphur Channel.

Trade and Convention Centre and US!
The IFC2 and new Star Ferry Terminals
Star Ferry!
We tried, but we just couldn't catch them, and
then they started throwing crap at us...

So we got Tai Nui home where she is happy and contented with her forest bower. We might by her a new wax-job for Christmas. She already has lovely new lashings and such.

Lamma Fun Day

On October 22, the Lamma outrigger-ers decided to participate in fundraising on Lamma Fun Day.

Now lest you think that we were raising funds to have fun, I should explain that it is the other way around. We have fun to raise funds (tough life, no?).

So, along with many other denizens of Lamma, we got together and "sold seats" in the outriggers for the bargain price of $20HK for 10-15 minutes of paddling (most people could only really take about 10 minutes before they got tired or bored or both).

All monies went towards the Child Welfare Scheme, to improve the health, education and opportunities of disadvantaged children and youth. See their site here.

Yeah - so that was our MO for the day (that is, uhm, modus operandi, for them folks who dun't like de latinz).

This is Jon B prepping to steer a boat of charity-supporting folk (and a few regular paddlers). That is Gina, sitting on the ama and explaining the best way not to tip the boat over.

This is Anna - looking glam, as ever.

Katie decides to support the Child welfare scheme by drowning her own child R... A sudden change of heart? No - it's cause there were witnesses. Namely, her other child, Miss Cutey Pants J.
The Lamma Outrigger-er-er-ers: A bunch of clowns.

Gina-meana; the mad French juggler (collected from the beach) and Christina P.

There were two jugglers. A shark ate the other one. Lamma Fun day raised $158,000HKD for the charity. Any kids had fun. Fairly well-named event.