It was billed as (get it, quack quack) Australia’s biggest duck race and I’m sure it was. We went along on Sunday to, as they say, support the duck.
It took a while, about 10 minutes to complete the race, as the powerless ducks slowly drifted towards the finish line. That was an awaiting boat fitted with some kind of waterproof escalator to carry the winner upwards until it falls into the winner’s basket. All of that is quite tricky to work out from these photographs, but if you look closely, you will be able to see it.
You can always click on any individual image to enlarge it.
Incredibly the lead changed several times during the run in making it, without doubt, the most exciting duck race I’ve ever seen. There was very little cheering from the crowd though, almost certainly because each duck looked the same.
If you somehow magically knew your duck was in front, you would cheer for sure; the first prize was a car valued at $40,000.
And that was just the main event, there were many other duck related races, like this one..
Here’s a video of the 2012 event…
If you want to support the duck, you can donate over at supporttheduck.org.au