Rubber Duck Derby
And you thought the Derby was at Epsom
on Saturday? Oh no, the Rubber Duck Derby
was yesterday in the historic town of St George's
and we were intrigued enough to take a trip up there leaving our hats and tails at home.
The weather was hot and there was little breeze but a few hundred others had turned out to watch the 14th annual running, or floating of the Duck Derby.
It was all for charity
and simply you buy a duck, have your name attached to it and then they are all almost systematically lobbed into the current at the little inlet at Ordnance Island and they float down under the bridge to the finish line. The winner collects, well I don't know what the winner collected because we'd left by then but we were assured there were prizes, some even worth re-packaging as gifts!
The sight of hundreds of bright yellow ducks bobbing along the water being cheered on by the crowd was quite silly really, especially since the current was almost non-existent and the little wind there was, was blowing into the beaks of the competitors!
Helped by men in canoes and jet skis, slowly the ducks moved down towards the finish line where the winner, a handsome crested male with wrap around sunglasses, was greeted with cheers and I suspect a life in stud.