Decorated ducks invade as Canal Fest sets sail with wishes
and on the board, and with all yoga, breathing.
“If you’ve done yoga before,” continued Mulhern, “it’s like starting all over again because you’re throwing all kinds of other variables into it. But it’s a nice challenge for someone who has tried yoga and really enjoys it and wants to take it to the next level.”
And speaking of paddleboats, throughout the summer PT Transformations will be providing paddleboat, canoe and kayak rentals at the Falls Township Community Park. The rentals are available Friday from 2 to T p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to T p.m.
Mulhern said he couldn’t be more pleased with the support the canal festival received this year in Bristol.
“I’m amazed at the turnout. There are a lot of people here. Last year we were rained out so we didn’t know if we’d get a lot of people, but it actually picked up where it left off two years ago,” he said.
And Mulhern said he’s already getting ready for next year’s event.
“Next year we’re having a kayak decorating contest and we will be providing kayaks for people who don’t have a kayak,” he said. “You have to reserve in advance, but that’s our goal.”
As the sunset over the scene and the moon appeared in the sky, event organizers capped off the festival by launching an armada of boats into the lagoon, each bearing a paper sail containing a hand-written wish. Tea candles lit up the boats as they bobbed in the water, hugging the shoreline.
Youngsters used their hands in an attempt to steer the boats into the open waters, but Mother Nature wasn’t cooperating, as wind wedged the boats against a stone retaining wall preventing them from making the intended journey into the open waters.
The one or two boats that did sailed quietly in the darkness, casting a soft glow in the water.
Dawn Sherlock-Harris with Aidan Harris (mule), Riley, Fiona and Nolan Harris of Morrisville.