Darwin Beer-can Regatta
Our visit to the Mindil Beach Market luckily coincided with the annual Beer Can Regatta, so we were in for a great day in the lovely Darwin sunshine. The market has a great family atmosphere and lots of fantastic stalls selling all sorts of exotic stuff as well as yummy food so we spent the first couple of hours looking over all the goods for sale before making our way down to the beach to have a look at the entries for the beer can regatta. Most of the boats obviously had lots of time and effort put into making them interesting to look at as well as seaworthy.
Kelly and Clint (the didgeridoo makers) made an excellent catamaran style boat out of iced coffee bottles, complete with a big breasted mascot dressed in black leather. Their vessel not only looked good, the crew were all family and they won their heat as well.