Windsor, Nova Scotia

This is Canada’s Thanksgiving weekend, on Sunday we drove to Windsor to watch the Great Pumpkin Race across the water that has been held for 15 years. The pumpkins were hollowed out and painted, some weighing up to 1500 pounds, then hauled down to the water on a forklift and gently lowered into the water before the race began. It took over an hour to get all 50+ pumpkins ready for the start of the race.

What a sight to behold all brightly colored pumpkins bobbing in the water trying to stay afloat as the paddlers rowed 500 meters across to the finish line. Some did not make it and had to be rescued and some took forever to complete their race. Then it was off to eat and drink at the Spitfire Arms for some pub food and of course more Alexander Keith’s ale.