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Saturday, June 25, 2005

What a surprise

Highland Games, Alaska 2005
Originally uploaded by Heading Out.
Glancing through the Events brochure, we found we were in time for the Highland Games. Listening to the massed bands of Juneau, Anchorage and Fairbanks as they picked up the refrain to "Amazing Grace" raised goosebumps. And I had never seen the "Farmer's Walk" competition before. You carry a 168 lb weight in each hand and see how far you can walk. The winner did over 300 ft.
They also had tossing the caber, the hammer, the stone, and all the other old favorites.


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