Tonight, Saturday, December 10th, I was fortunate enough to row once again in the Huntington Harbour Christmas Boat Parade.
Tim Reinard of Sunset Gondola has a keen sense when it comes to creating fun traditions that involve Venetian rowing.
This was the third year in a row that we've done this dance with big luxury yachts, sportfishers, and lots of other local power boats - all filled with people getting into the holiday spirit, and all decorated to the hilt.
This year we had a team of five, which meant that one guy got the fuss over photography, make sure the christmas lights were working (a black boat in the dark is a great way to get run over during such an event), and take care of beverage distribution for thirsty rowers.
Here are a few snaps from the dock, getting ready for the parade.
Guys prepping the boat.
Kale tending to the lighting.
Chris trying to make sense of the decorations.
Nico - striking that "How YOU doin'?" pose.
Tim stepping on.