Embiggen my heart, Beloved Embiggen all the hearts in all the people so when they see race on a form, they write “human” and mean it. The distinctions fall away. We are not afraid any more that another human is other and will take something away from us. We each slide over on the crowded bus and say, “Here. There is room for you, here.”
I am still enjoying my photographs of The Great Port Townsend Bay Kinetic Sculpture Race. Above we have a Kinetic Kop in action, just as the parade is starting! Stop the cars! The sculptures are on the move!
All of the color and costumes are so fabulous, especially after quarantines and isolation. Red, orange and yellow predominated!
Talents show up! Walking on stilts in costume with wings!
These racers are having a grand time!
A serious discussion on the Kiwanis Train.
Kop Kar, I mean, Kykle.
Mud, mud, glorious mud, nothing quite like it for cooling the blood!
Day 2 of the Great Port Townsend Bay Kinetic Sculpture Race. The race starts at “low noon” and winds up up up hill and then some downhill to the fairgrounds: and there is the Mud Bog. Each sculpture has to pick one of three courses. They are deep and muddy and rutted. The sculptures can be moved sideways but not forward or back. There is a time limit. It looks like very hard work!
There is a lot of standing around. In costume. Observing and commenting. Kinetic Kop presence.
“Zippy?” says Elwha. “The sun is out. We should just lie in the sun. We are conserving energy, absorbing it.”
Do cats make vitamin D? We had sun yesterday and we have been having rain for MONTHS.
Meanwhile, the zippy group are the sailors doing the R2AK! After the initial terrible weather for the first leg, with three boats capsizing and one dismasted, only a few make it to Victoria the first day! Other boats sheltering at Dungeness Spit until the weather got less hairball and then crossed. Boats left Victoria at noon yesterday. Blessings for the rescuers and the rescued! Follow the race here: https://r2ak2022.maprogress.com/#
Remember, this race is human powered. Sails and some other mode, paddlewheel or rowing or bicycle power. No support boats and they have to carry all their supplies! The first prize is $10,000 and the second prize is the coveted set of steak knives.
Field reports are posted daily. Hooray for the zippy, brave, and hopefully reasonably cautious sailors and rowers! Go teams!
This is during the water trial, to make sure that they float. The sculptures have to be human powered and have to move on land, through mud and through water. The water temperature is between 50-55 degrees, which is cold.
We have angelic Kinetic Kops too. Sometimes the structures look so peculiar that people forget that they can weigh tons. You do not want to be run over by one.
Hooray for Strangels and all the other racers. I hope Kinetic can happen in 2022.
Refugees welcome - Flüchtlinge willkommen I am teaching German to refugees. Ich unterrichte geflüchtete Menschen in der deutschen Sprache. I am writing this blog in English and German because my friends speak English and German. Ich schreibe auf Deutsch und Englisch, weil meine Freunde Deutsch und Englisch sprechen.
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