Sunday, July 24, 2016

Reggatta des Blancs












The Flaneur to his delight 
chanced upon the sprawling 
Southwest Regional Masters Regatta 
a rowing competition 




1.
Saturday
The Lead-in





In search of some green grass,
in search of some shade









 Odd equipage in evidence today





Long boats are coming to Oakland































 On the salt-water estuary
we call a lake



 It's like a festival
a floating village
of white people





 Today's a day of leisurely rowing




 Graft produced
 Marvelous views for some people
no doubt





 There's a full deck now
with a child as caller






They don't mean me
of course



 RAY of FAIRYLAND
'at's me





 

 See you tomorrow,
good people
gliding under the trees







 A brief stay at the bus stop
before my ride arrives







 2.
Sunday
The Competition


















 Where it all takes place

 

  Is called where it's at




 In the realm of the shorebird



 It all happens out there



 I caught an exuberant contact buzz





 The men strike you as straight
and are rather restrained





 The gals seem sapphic
and demonstrative







 The sporting life





 Serious portage goes on
all around





 I'm retracing my steps
back out of the park






Hats off to all
the healthy and the strong












23-24 July 2016









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