So every Tuesday (or MOSTLY every Tuesday), the Lovely Bride picks me up at work and we cross the I-90 bridge to Seattle for our weekly Tai Chi class (Chen Old Frame 1, and I am almost getting the kicks right at this point). And in good weather, whenever we cross Lake Washington, there is always a gaggle of sailboats off to our right (north of the bridge), spinning and diving on each other. From a distance it looks like a flock of seagulls, and we always wondered if it was an organized outing or just nautical swarm behavior.
Wonder no more. The front page of the Seattle Times (because there's like, nothing else really going on in the world) covers the Duck Dodge, which is the weekly gathering of sailcraft, which includes races, relaxation, and, apparently, mooning of other ships (Not visible from the highway). Enjoy.
Update Here's an older article on the merriment. Note that TODAY's Seattle Times goes on at length about how the city is cracking down on rowdy nighclubs. Maybe they should get sailboats.
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