Ah, how I love the Fall. It's such a pumpkin time. Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin regattas...what! Did you just say...? WAIT...are you telling me they make PUMPKIN CHEESE? No, I said regatta!
Pumpkin boat races take place in humongous hollowed-out gourds, in waterways all over the world! And they often involve fierce competitors, like the above paddler in his 550-pound seaworthy vessel, "Pimp Kin."
Pumpkin regattas are a draw for a wide variety of elite athletes. The winner of the Windsor Pumpkin Regatta, which took place last weekend in Nova Scotia, was a 71 year old Canadian man, who credits physical strength and specialty flat-bottom pumpkins for his victory.