Hello everyone:

Congratulations are in order to the Caye Caulker Barracudas (Allie, Patrick and Bernard) who placed third in the Mixed Team Division of the La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge 2004.

It was a grueling race, with the paddlers paddling for eight hours straight some days.

Here are some photographs of the race:

This is a photo taken while the canoes were gathering before the start of the race at the Hawksworth Bridge on Friday morning:

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The Barracudas all psyched up for the race:
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There was beautiful scenery everywhere. We (the cheering squad and support crew) climbed up and down different stretches of riverbank several dozen times daily, it felt similar to being on a stairmaster :-)

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For more photographs, click HERE

Wendy Auxillou
Auxillou Beach Suites www.auxilloubeachsuites.com

[This message has been edited by Auxillou Beach Suites (edited 03-13-2004).]

Wendy Auxillou
Auxillou Beach Suites
Caye Caulker, Belize