Oarsome Alice Springs
As luck would have it, we arrived in Alice Springs just in time for the town’s famous sailing and rowing regatta – the Henley-on-Todd.
It’s the world’s only dry boat race – held on the Todd river bed.
What began as a piss take (satire) in the 1960s of the famous Henley-on-Thames race between Cambridge and Oxford Universities, has been embraced by Rotary International as an annual fundraiser.
We arrived at the tail end of the street parade – to the site of a viking ship, a pirate ship, and plenty of bottomless Flinstone-style boats.