|There are more than dragon boats at the Pines!|
I'll never forget being at the camp in April 2008 which was just months prior to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. We paddled in our dragon boats as Canadian Olympians such as Adam van Koeverden and Tom Hall zoomed past. In fact, there were many Olympians there from several other countries, including USA, Germany, Holland, etc. By the way, today is Adam's birthday!
In subsequent years, after the release of the Up! movie in 2009, we would frequently use the code SQUIRREL! on our boat so we knew when to snap our heads to the side as a sleek hulled canoe or kayak would sprint by powered by a well-muscled male or female paddler. Adam was attending his incredible 18th career Florida training camp that year in 2008 as they worked towards Canadian Olympic selection trials in May. Go to http://vankayak.com/ to see Adam's site and blog entries.
|"Squirrel!!" from the Up! movie (May 2009)|
|Rusty Dragons Serge and Sal in OC-2 practice at the Pines|
|Cocoa Beach side trip from Pines after Causeway paddle|