Bondi Resort Blog

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Birling down the White Water

We were talking about wedding dances today.   We were watching folks out on the lake on the Stand Up Paddleboards.

Somewhere along the way, the two merged in memory, and I had to go pull this back out of the archives... 

One of my very favourites, from the vaults of the National Film Board. 

Wade Hemsworth has connections to the Lake of Bays, with relatives living along the Seabreeze road.

The lyrics are often misheard as "whirling" or "twirling" instead of "birling". "Birl" is an old Scots verb meaning "to revolve or cause to revolve", and in modern English means "to cause a floating log to rotate by treading".

So, as you paddle about the bay on the SUPs, you should ponder these original 'stand up boards'.  And when you take to the dance floor, you should keep in mind that it is best to step lightly.

Just sayin'...

1 comment:

  1. It has been a long, long time since I've seen that one!