Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Day 16
I cycled around the Lake and over the bridge to do some business in the 'city' but forgot to take my bike lock so had to return home. It's a glorious day and I sat down on a bank overlooking the lake and Black Mountain to watch a sail boat sit on the glass-like water. So peaceful - then all of a sudden, a lot of shouting and a dragon boat without the head speeds across my view - "C'mon you guys, this is where it hurts, BURN IT 1,2,3...10,9,8. Ten more - ready, go -,move - build up the agro." GRUNT, GRUNT. "Move. Stay with it. Make Power."
I'd rather ride my bike - though 20 years ago I was part of a foreigners' dragon boat team that beat the Taiwan Women's Physical Education Students on a murky river in Taipei. 12 km


Robyn said...

I don't even have to read the text to recognise Black Mountain!

Wonderful, Alison!

Judy said...

Nice drawing! I am amazed how you captured this scene so well with just a few strokes of the pen. I am enjoying this blog.

Julie Oakley said...

My sister did some dragon boat racing in Hong Kong. She'll be very impressed to hear about your past success.

Hashi said...

Alison, it's such fun to see your drawings of Canberra. I lived to the west of Black Mountain. I love the way the tower casts a huge shadow on the city (very cool when viewed from the top!)