The Annual Gathering of the Clams, to race for the Chowder Bowl, was August 2. And 3rd. And 4th... it takes days to complete the CLAM RACE.
It starts with the gathering -- we had 45 clams come to the starting line. People come with silly hats (like the Epsom Derby, but perhaps less classy? After all, Zack was wearing a watermelon, and you won't see THAT on Beatrice or Eugenie!) It started with three pipers and drum from the Cameron of Lochiel Pipe and Drum Band, piping the trophy to the start...
Then the Muskoka Music Men chimed in with a wonderful quartet of barbershop -- all the classic songs, like "My Wild Racing Clam"...
|now that is a hat!!! hoping he doesn't meet a brisk breeze, Steve tries to stay upright|
|Megan and Courteney wielding pens and nail polish to get the clams entered|
|Zack spent a day getting his watermelon hat wearable|
|The BMD (Brian Mike and Dave, with hats and flags and smiles|
|Canada 150 tattoos everywhere!|
|Brian, resident clamologist, carefully aligns the clams on the start line|
|David sounds the starting fireworks... and they are off!|
|Our fabulous pipers and drummer!|
|entering clams, with nailpolish numbers and placing them lovingly in the start 'boxes'|