Dodging the Ducks & Dancing with Sails
Seattle summer nights are so seductive. Bright shining sunlight, green trees, gardens bursting, bees humming, and blue skies. The light shimmers off the lakes, reflects off of buildings and the emerald city glows.
I was treated to a Seattle tradition this past sunny Tuesday evening, one that has taken place for the past 38 years on Lake Union. Whether you are watching from Gasworks Park or swaying and dodging aboard a yacht, you are in for an exhilarating display. The Duck Dodge races take place every Tuesday night from May 9th through November 3rd. Every race is themed, it was pajama night at the races for me. ‘No hitting one another’ is the most prevalent rule. And quite possibly the most impossible to follow. Boats tacked, and glided, and cruised on by within inches and seconds of each other. It was a fast paced dance as we dodged and ducked to get out of their way.
If you are looking for more than a picnic and a scenic display from the shores, go here and be a part of the crew. A Seattle summer night spent on the water watching billowing white sails light up like lanterns in the setting sunlight while seaplanes drone overhead, and spectating crowds dot the shores, is undoubtedly a night well spent.
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