Today I friend of mine initiated to meet for some kayaking on Houhai Lake of Beijing. While waiting at the bridge I saw a wedding boat procession:
Then came the boat with the bride and groom as well as the good man throwing cigarettes to the crowd (Chinese tradition) while the bride’s face was covered by a red (the color of happiness and good luck) cloth:
I also saw children in the typical Chinese environmentally friendly pants (no diapers are used):
When we came to the kayak rental I ran into my former dragon boat team. They just finished a dragon boat race today and unfortunately lost. But the great news is they now practice Sunday afternoons and not anymore early Sunday mornings (which was one of the reasons I did not show up anymore).
We rented kayaks and paddled around the lake. We foreigners in these small boats were an attraction to the Chinese in their pedal propelled boats. They were all friendly, waved and said hi before taking the picture. We also past some courageous Chinese men swimming in Houhai. We washed our arms off after the kayaking.