Thursday, 23 February 2006

Raft Race

 

We were entered into a Charity Raft Race - and the apprentices were given the task of building it.....

This took place on a Sunday,  so wearing my best clothes - A Sack Dress and a Life Jacket - hair in pigtails went down to the River.

Climbed aboard the raft - and waited for the go signal.

As soon as we took off we were bombed with flour bags - it just covered us all and we looked liked ghosts.

as we made our way up river - the Fire Brigade were very helpful getting rid of the flour for us - they waited for us to come along side of them and hosed us down with water...It was so strong that it knocked me and a couple of the other girls into the water...

We had a Great day and although we didn't win there were a lot behind us....As I have been told many times it is not the winning but the taking part that counts...

After the event finished we all trundled into the Pub soaking wet but very happy...

 

 

 

20 comments:

sdrogerson said...

blooming heck girl!! You lived a wild life

jeadie05 said...

What fun ,and what a good sport you were taking part ,loved the pics Ally ......Jan xx

nedmoh said...

You all looked like you were enjoying yourselves and a nice ending a trip to the pub.....Jeanx

msecz said...

That looks like a lot of fun.... I have never seen anything like that before... thanks for sharing. Sandra

thinkingoutloud said...

What a good time you had.  That looks like so much fun.  I bet you had many laughs by the time you left the pub.  Makes for some great memories.

Thanx for sharing!
Niki

spikedc said...

He he what a hoot hey ? is it a norfolk thingy then i remember bein in the cb club raft team cough cough years back and much the same sort of thing happened to us all the guy's in drag lol though i think maybe we trundled into the pub b4 the race race as well as after lol X Spike X

oddb0dkins said...

Wow, looks like a brilliant day, and the pics are great. Of course, you're all quite mad, I'm sure, lol. x

sdoscher458 said...

Oh you wild child you.  That did look like fun and I like your leg wrappings. The guy in drag is a hoot, fishnet & rafting who da thunk it? I can just imagine the sun burn pattern he got. LOL.....great pictures...Sandi

labdancer51 said...

Hi Ally,  I had to laugh at the thought of the combination of flour and water.  I`m glad you didn`t fall in as it would have turned to glue...lol!  Well done for doing that for charity and i`m glad you had fun in the process. :o)))

Sandra xxxxx

scaptainscreamer said...

You are game for a laugh aren't you? Love the pictures, looks like you had great fun.
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plieck30 said...

Sounds like a lot of fun and also sounds like gravy, that flour and water. lol Paula

onemoretina said...

    That looks like soooo much fun !  This reminds me of an event that takes place in Boulder, Colorado, every year.  Called the 'Kinetic Conveyance' ... people make up their own boats, rafts, etc, and race.  Never took part, but used to love to see it.  Thanks for sharing the pics ......  Tina

onemoretina said...

    That looks like soooo much fun !  This reminds me of an event that takes place in Boulder, Colorado, every year.  Called the 'Kinetic Conveyance' ... people make up their own boats, rafts, etc, and race.  Never took part, but used to love to see it.  

kokoapuffy1 said...

Wow, Ally!
Can tell by the photo's everyone had a great time. LOL! I have gone tubbing down the Snake River with 9 inner tubes tied together, had a beer cooler in one of the tubes. Your race looks like more fun. lol.      ~Deborah

icklemisssexpot said...

Ohhhhhh that looks so much fun :o)  I'd love a go of doing a raft race...There is a charity one every year just a few miles from the city but i've never taken part...I'd love a go of white water rafting too but then again am a wee bit bonkers <ggg>   Caff xxx

rachealcarol said...

Awww I love your little foxes Ally and the pictures lolol.  Very good of the firemen to clean you off, I imagine you needed that drink after, it's hard work on a boat I'm told. Rache xx

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Ally

Wow, what fun and what some lovely pics you have of this wonderful memory - its what life is all about - having fun!

Luv Jayne x

grofsand said...

A charity race where all had fun!......Sounds like everyone was winner that day!  Peace~~Marc :)

ora4uk said...

I think I would have enjoyed the raft race.....and the dunking....such fun....LOL

mtrib2 said...

There is a cardboard boat race every year here.   The photos show what an exciting time you all had.    mark