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Monday, July 8, 2013

2013 Beach Olympics

We had our Beach Olympics on Sunday July 7th and I went down to check it out.  It was a great day, blue sky, no clouds and hot, hot, hot!

There was food and drinks for sale.

One of the teams was the Firefighters and it looks like Tommy and Shannon are ready to burn up the sands!

One of the Greek Gods (Goddesses) of Placencia.  Dionysus (also sometimes called Baccus) looks like she is ready to rock and roll.

Same team, Stephanie is getting the beer funnel ready.

Keith the Toga guy, I noticed throughout the day that he kept changing shoulders.  He later told me it was so one shoulder wouldn't burn more than the other.

I think Stephanie is ready.

Patrick was tending bar, never did figure out the reason for the helmet.

The water bed wrestling.  Now to be honest, this was before the event.  Yes, that is Kareem practicing his head plant in the water.

Here we have the Firefighters lined up against the Scotia Bank team.

We have some broken noodles, but the fight goes on.

Lost noodles and teams seem to be trading noodles back and forth.

The winners of the first water bed wrestling (?) match is the Firefighters.

Keith seems to have misplaced his toga.

Here we have an example of the Jaws relay as shown by Lynn and Eugene.

Starting line up of the Greasy Watermelon Pass.

An example of the Flipper Race.

There were a lot of teams:
Firefighters, Greek Gods of Placencia, Scotia Bank, Atlantic Bank, Wallin's and Tropic Air just to name a few.  There was so much going on that I just could not be everywhere at once covering everything.

Everyone had a great time and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Kudos to everyone who worked so hard to make it a success.  I can't wait for next year's event.

Monday, July 1, 2013

2013 Lobsterfest

Wasn’t that a Lobsterfest!!!!
We had three days of non-stop lobster, music, parades, marching bands, more lobster, duck races, games of chance, more music, and even more lobster.  Did I say there was lobster?

This past weekend was Placencia’s 15th Annual Lobsterfest, and I think it was the best one yet.  I know for sure that the weather was the best it has been since I started coming to it in 2009.

It all started on Friday morning with a ‘Walk for Cancer’.  I didn’t get up early enough for the start, but I did see the finish.  Three Cheers for the walkers. 

We had a parade with a real marching band.  They came all the way from Corazol just for us.  Then things just got busy.  We had lots of different bands playing constantly, they come from all over the country… as well as some local talent and some jams.
There was a duck race, which was a little different.  I had only seen them put into a river before.  The water was flat calm and it took a while for them to get started.  Once they did, there were five winners.

There was a lobster cook off, now how cool is that?  We had Thai lobster soup for lunch, grilled lobster for dinner Friday night, Saturday we had lobster/snapper/shrimp bouillabaisse for dinner, and on Sunday night we had lobster skewers.  That is probably enough lobster for this week.

There was a Placencia Lobsterfest Trivia Challenge, a steel band, the Seine Bight drummers and dancers, a Lionfish Cookoff, a great fire dancer, the T-shirts were the best yet, and so many other things were happening, it just couldn’t all be taken in.  One would just have to come back another year.