Hi Gogo, I can't wait to see all the pics!
Miss Fransecsa Cruz and her crew came in 5th place out of 7 teams. And they even had to finish the race with only two paddlers, Fransecsca of course and the sternsman. After 21-22 hours on the water, she came in smiling ear to ear. Happy, proud and tearful... me that is, I congratulated her on behalf of female paddlers in Belize. Her family is very supportive of paddling and actually her cousins and brothers paddle on premier teams. I am told that she is bringing her folks and her cousin and brother with her to Caye Caulker, Thankfully because Wendy has offered Chateau Giselle the whole family may visit us here!
The up part of it all, is that when i go to Esperanza, Cayo District, I have the invite to paddle with these young women, ah a chance to learn something new on the water, believe it or not, this paddler hasn't been in the nice racing canoes built here in Belize and that is about to change!!!
I am a happy paddler!