Waggs Walkabout

Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Camel Race

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up but I have two more occupations to add to the “Definitely Not” list – Camel Jockey and Video Editor. The following clip will remove any doubts you may have on either occupation. The short movie has been pieced together from video shot by both Dave and I. The footage was not all from the same race. Hence – I’m not a camel at the start line but on one that crosses the finish line. I just wanted you to get a feel for what happens during a camel race.

The most dangerous part is being a handler at the starting line. The riders are up top and as long as they hang on. Handlers expereince more injuries than riders in this sport. This year's race only had one incidnet that required the team of medics that are on hand. One rider lost her balance in the back stretch and took a flying dismount. There were no serious injuries; she just had the wind knocked out of her.


Jennifer said...

I love the fly on the lens. Just gives it that extra-special Alice touch!

lisa said...

How did your arse feel after the race? Ouch!