Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Regatta

For such a small hamlet, Rosscarbery features a surprising number of things to do, often surrounding a sport of some sort and accompanying betting. On Sunday evening, for example, onlookers were treated to a regatta in Rosscarbery’s harbor, involving teams from Rosscarbery and neighboring towns. There were different age levels of rowers, from schoolchildren to adults. It was a lovely sight: The sun still shone brightly, and the rowers were decked out in bright colors. Quite a crowd gathered to watch by the boathouse. Heather and Carol found a good viewing spot by joining the line of cars that pulled off to park on the bridge that leads into town. Unlike with road bowling, they didn’t actually see money change hands for betting. Since schoolkids were involved, perhaps the audience refrained from gambling. But don’t bet on it.

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