Yachting on the Swan #5

As the race neared its end, I moved from the jetty to the finish line.

I looked along the riverbank and spotted someone enjoying a different version of the river life. One which predates the arrival of sail on the Swan.

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Looking down, I was struck by the  water’s edge which changed with every small wave break.

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Looking up I was able to capture the moment of victory. Just before I jumped out of my skin as the finish horn “BLAAAPPPED” behind me.

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As the fleet passed through the finish line, they prepared to leave the water and wash down their boats, prior to the post-race boastings.

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They will be back again next week, weather permitting, and they will do it all again.

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