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Hamburg Dragon boat Races

By Monday, September 30, 2013 ,

Hamburg, a city of about 1.8 million people, surrounds two lakes known as the Inner and Outer Alsters. In the summer the lakes and the network of canals that they feed are full of canoes, sailboats, kayaks, racing shells and dragon boats. While showing my sister in law the Binnenalster (that would be the Inner Alster), we came across the Annual Hamburg Dragon Boat Races.

There wasn't enough space in the Binnenalster for the boats to race at the same time, I imagine things would have got messy around the corners, so instead they were staggered.

What is that drummer wearing?

Yep, little sailor dress!

All the teams  had dragon related names, with my favorite being The Young Dragons which was completely comprised of silver haired retirees/pensioners.

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