My friends can tell you, I don’t have much use for East Coast beaches. The water is dark, the seaweed is plentiful, and the jellyfish are sneaky. I like clean lakes and rivers though, but the Connecticut River is not on the list of waterways I want to take a swim in. That is why I wouldn’t venture out onto the water in anything without an engine, so I was HORRIFIED to see the story about the Dragon Boat racers who smashed into a bridge, and went tumbling into the water when their boat cracked like an egg.
I still don’t quite understand how the accident happened. There was a mention of there being “a lot of current” and then losing control of the boat. But then there was this truly eloquent description of the terror:
“All of a sudden it’s like BOOOOOM!! And then everybody is like, “AHHHHH!,” Chabebe said.
I’m starting to think the whole thing was a publicity stung for the ninth annual Riverfront Recapture Dragon Boat and Asian Festival.