Bondi Resort Blog

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Clams Ran

 Clams came to the post, August 2nd.  They raced overnight, under the torches, on a course patrolled by the ducks...

And in the morning Brian and David measured the tracks to determine how far they ran.
 There is a bizarre science to this, involving a hockey stick with a calibrated wheel on the end, and sharp eyes to determine the start and finish points, and the coiling twisting track in between.

No clams are harmed in the race, although a few never leave the start line.

 Much of the fun comes from the names of the competitors, and this year was no exception.

The winner, setting a New Clam Record, was The Claminator, who ran an astonishing 13' 9".  That's one heck of a dash!  The entry of Steve DePiero.

In second was Mike Bechtel's Clammer and Saw. (7'8")

Gold medal and holder of the Chowder Bowl!
Isabella's clam came in fourth.

Jake Surry scooped the bronze.

Jake Surry scooped up third place with his Alexander Clamilton (7')
And Isabella Auld was fourth with Clamella, (6'5)

Some excellent showings, just short of the top placings, came from Clam-a-rama Ding Dong Gordon Clamsy; Captain and Clamander; Oh Clamada and Barbara Clam Scott.  Among our favourite also ran names we have to include Albert Clamus; Clamwise Gamgee, Can you Dance the Fandango; Str8 out of Clampton;  and my personal fave -- Aw Shucks.

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