Two weeks of wet weather in the leadup meant it was always going to be interesting to see if the committee could pull it off, but disappointingly, on Friday morning the news went out that there were to be no horses at this years' Duck creek picnics. The track was just too wet, and with more rain forecast it would have been a long way for trainers to travel only to have it cancelled at the last minute.
Having been to the last Duck Creek washout, I wasn't the least bit upset that there were not to be any actual horse races. The last one turned out to be a fantastic day that turned into a fantastic night. I was travelling out for two reasons, I had been invited to be a part of the festivities in the marquee hosted by the guys from LawLab, who, by the way throw a great party, and to photograph the guys from Mounted Security and Asset Protection so we could use the images on the website I have been building for them. The rest of my family were busy doing other things, one child working, and the other and my husband getting ready for their trip across the Simpson on motorbikes, so I was flying solo...
It was dry when I arrived... but it went downhill from there. I did get the shots I was looking for for the www.mountedsecurity.com.au website and it was quite interesting to watch how they go about patrolling an alcohol free carpark at a race meeting. Two guys on horses were able to patrol the entire carpark and a couple of times you could see a few rowdy teenagers look like they were going to push back and then thought better of it. And the guys on the horses think its great having their photos taken with cute young chicks.
Lunch in the LawLab marquee was great, and Angie Armstrong from the Cockies Wife has to be congratulated again for the way she pulled off a great meal in conditions that were getting worse by the minute. The braised beef cheeks were awesome.
The rain was heavy, but most people weren't too concerned, especially the kids, and it would have been great to see the mess about 10 pm but old age got the better of me. Go and have a look at the photos I took for a giggle if nothing else.
I've uploaded more images on my website, so go and have a sticky...http://sixtybytwenty.com.au/#/gallery/duck-creek-2013/dsc-9326/