The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival just celebrated its 13th year of existence, and is always highly anticipated by many avid dragon boaters from throughout the Pacific Northwest. This year alone, 90 different teams participated in the festival, an all time high.
To start off the festival, "Taoist priests will "awaken of the dragon" in an ancient rite that precedes every dragon boat festival. To "awaken" the dragon boats, red paint is dabbed on the eyes on each dragon boat’s "blind" figurehead."
These photos were taken with with my Canon XTi/400D/Kiss Digital X along with my uncle's 24-105mm f/4 L:
This cutey is my little cousin, Ella. She was cute enough to make the cover of the Times Colonist and the Saanich News!
I've had some family visiting from back East, hence the delay in posts (due to eating non-stop dim sum, dinners, and drinking bubble tea). This Sunday I'll be visiting Victoria for a week, so updates might be delayed a bit.
Are you a big dragon boat fan? If so, where have you paddled, and for what team?