Duck Races in Boulder, Colorado

We love duck races. But these duck races were changed to a duck event. The ducks were dropped in a plastic pool, without water.

So many rubber ducks!

So many rubber ducks!

Then the ducks were scooped out with a net.

Ready to scoop out some winners

Ready to scoop out some winners

I, Zeb the Duck, went to Boulder with Soapy Smith Duck, his mom and my mom. We had a wonderful day at Boulder Creek Festival.

Quacky, the giant duck, supervised this duck event.

Quacky could be my big brother

Quacky could be my big brother

Quacky helps get ducks out of the pool to determine the winners.

Ducks can be so helpful

Ducks can be so helpful

Today about 3,500 sponsored ducks competed for 114 prizes.

After this duck event, the pool was removed, the bands played,

Outdoor festival in Boulder

Outdoor festival in Boulder

people danced, and a light drizzle began to fall.

Soapy and I and our moms walked along Boulder Creek Trail

Appropriately named trail

Love the fish

to see Boulder Creek.  The duck races were to take place in Boulder Creek, but the creek was too dangerous.  We decided to look.  Boulder Creek is very high.

Close to capacity

Close to capacity

Wow!  This water is too rough for ducks or humans to navigate and race.

Only May and much snow in mountains

Only May and much snow in mountains

We remember duck races in Estes Park in May

Swim little cousins.  Estes Park early in May

Swim little cousins. Estes Park early in May

and also duck races in Breckenridge last September.   Maybe the next duck races will be in the river again.   Rivers are fun, but we need to be safe.

Ducks racing in Blue River.  Breckenridge Colorado September 2013

Ducks racing in Blue River. Breckenridge Colorado September 2013

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