Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Giant Pumpkin Regatta

Here's a fun event to take in if you ever find yourself in the Windsor, Nova Scotia, area of the Bay of Fundy region in October: their annual giant pumpkin regatta. Now in its 23rd year, the Pumpkin Regatta involves sitting inside a gigantic hollowed out pumpkin and paddling it across a downtown lake. These pumpkins average around 800 pounds so can technically hold an adult. They are reasonably buoyant but, as you might expect, quite tippy. It's fun to watch to see who will be the first to get their PVC (personal vegetable craft) across Lake Pesaquid. For more info visit the Windsor-West Hants Pumpkin Festival website - yah, we like our veggies big here around the Bay!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just thought I'd tell you that the lake is Lake Pizaquid, which is manmade. The causeway which stretches from Windsor to Falmouth stopped the flow of the Avon River, which flows off the Minas Basin. These waters were originally Bay of Fundy as well and hopefully with the advent of the 101 being twinned, the causeway will be replaced with a bridge and the mighty waters can flow back to their original state