RSL fireworks day

Saturday morning, 17th May, the session was commenced an hour later than usual and we were joined by seven members of the Nowra Waterdragons club. Ann Young also joined us for a day on the water. With twenty six paddlers, we launched both our boats and took the visitors on a scenic tour of our beautiful waterways. We headed down the Inlet and paddled past Little Manly and over to Marine Rescue. Retracing our route we headed back up the Inlet and into Chris Creek. We diverted the boats into the second Key before returning to Riviera Key and performing “cat and mouse” – each boat overtaking the other in sequence – all the way up to Jacobs Drive Bridge. Both boats paced each other down to Badgee Bridge and into the Inlet where again we performed “cat and mouse” over to Christian’s Minde, coming back to shore around midday. Back on the water at 1pm, our two boats paraded in front of the RSL as a prelude to the Lion Dancing and Annual Fireworks Display. We staged a series of 250m races and declared the twenty seater and crew as the best boat on the day. Tired but happy, we put the boats away allowing some time for rest before the pyrotechnics that evening. 

Stop the boat Susan, Rob, Robyn and Bente The Chefs of the day The welcome flag And off we go Ann Young minding the paddles Barb and the little boat Big boat is home Both boats Both boats ready to go Brenton and Rob Coach John and his exercise class Deb coaching the paddlers Gathered for lunch In front of Christians Minde In front of Christian's Minde Nogard coming home Nowra's thankyou speech Our banner Our beautiful waterways Race 1 in front of the RSL Ready to launch the big boat River Dragons and Nowra Waterdragons