weekly photo challenge: yellow

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Show us what “yellow” means to you.

These are the words from the folks at the Daily Post for this week’s photo challenge.

We could hardly pass up the opportunity to share our first ever rubber duck race in Burgos, Spain during our Camino. The river was dotted yellow except for sections where the ducks got a little caught up with one another.

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That was the close up!

And now for the view down the river.

IMG_5728One of the more quirkyΒ yet fun “events” we have seen.

Enjoy the weekend and week ahead!

Have you ever witnessed a quirky event? Share us your thoughts and comments.

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42 thoughts on “weekly photo challenge: yellow

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    quarksire said:
    December 24, 2014 at 11:32 am

    😎 oncee again happy holidaze season 2 u guyz.. 😎 …..:) frum da’ Q

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      December 27, 2014 at 8:24 am

      Thanking you! Hope you have a fantastic festive season πŸ™‚

    Shikha (whywasteannualleave) said:
    December 23, 2014 at 5:16 am

    I keeph hearing about these rubber duck races though I’ve never seen one myself – they sound so fun and quirky! I love those vibrant yellows!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      December 23, 2014 at 3:54 pm

      We had never heard of it until that day when we turned up to the river only to find hundreds of people milling around. What a rather unusual and amusing thing to witness πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you are well and have a wonderful festive season.

    Leya said:
    December 23, 2014 at 1:41 am

    Fun take on this!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      December 23, 2014 at 3:53 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚ It was fun to watch and photograph!

    worldjourneysdiscover said:
    December 21, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    wow. just wow. love it

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      December 22, 2014 at 9:59 pm

      It was pretty cool to witness πŸ™‚ Hope you have a great festive season ahead!

    BerLinda said:
    December 21, 2014 at 9:12 am

    So cute! πŸ™‚

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      December 22, 2014 at 10:00 pm

      We were stunned at the amount of them… this was probably 1/100th of the numbers floating down πŸ™‚

    timelesslady said:
    December 20, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    I love this! It is a sight I would certainly love to witness. Great post and response to the photo challenge. πŸ™‚

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      December 22, 2014 at 10:01 pm

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ It was definitely a wonderful sight for us to see!

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    prior said:
    December 20, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    oh how fun = and what a great idea – we have seen these in pools but never open streams – πŸ™‚

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      December 20, 2014 at 7:48 pm

      We had never seen anything like it so it certainly took us by surprise when we saw the crowds hovering over bridges and running alongside the river/stream. It was rather entertaining πŸ™‚

        prior said:
        December 20, 2014 at 10:39 pm

        and hti sis why I follow your blog – to get a taste of what ya’ll see when you travel – and that is why the wise monkeys blog – to share with us – and okay, I am getting cheesy (make that quacky)with this – better run along now
        πŸ’žβœŒ

          wisemonkeysabroad responded:
          December 22, 2014 at 10:00 pm

          Awww… Yvette! You are making us blush, smile and all fuzzy wuzzy inside πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for your generous words!

    the eternal traveller said:
    December 20, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    How cute, and perfect for the challenge. What a fun race.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      December 20, 2014 at 7:49 pm

      It was very cute! We really were pleasantly surprised to see it πŸ™‚ Hope you are well and have an incredible week ahead and enjoying the festive season.

        the eternal traveller said:
        December 20, 2014 at 7:59 pm

        Thanks. I’m enjoying being on holidays. Best wishes to you too.

    Mabel Kwong said:
    December 20, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Look at those rubber duckies go! All down the stream at their own pace! It reminds me of the rubber duck races in Sydney (along the harbour?) So cute πŸ˜€

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      December 20, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      We have NEVER seen the ones in Sydney – you got to be joking?! Sometimes we think that we live under a rock in Sydney – totally oblivious to what goes one around us! Hope you enjoy the festive season πŸ™‚

        Mabel Kwong said:
        December 20, 2014 at 7:58 pm

        Nope. Have a look:

        http://www.au.timeout.com/sydney/aroundtown/events/36258/the-rubber-duck-race

        There’s probably a few of these events around each year. Also I believe this year there was a giant rubber ducky down at Paramatta. Maybe you should try going down to one πŸ™‚

          wisemonkeysabroad responded:
          December 20, 2014 at 8:06 pm

          Thanks Mabel. OMG – We are feeling totally sheepish right now that we overlook Sydney SO much. 2015 – we are going to have to play tourist in our city more…. let Sydney shine πŸ™‚

            Mabel Kwong said:
            December 20, 2014 at 8:09 pm

            Hope you get to see one of the duck races in Sydney soon. Bring your city to us πŸ˜€ Sometimes there are rubber duck races on Australia Day too (in the other states). That is very cool πŸ™‚

            wisemonkeysabroad responded:
            December 20, 2014 at 8:18 pm

            Done! We will bring Sydney to our readers… or at least try to πŸ™‚ We get so caught up on visiting places we haven’t been that we forget there is a city to see right on our doorstep. Thanks Mabel for reminding us and for giving us the nudge.

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    Yvonne said:
    December 20, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    The most quirky thing I’ve seen was a cane toad race in North Queensland. The person who bet on the winner had to kiss it. Ugh!

    They are not attractive critters: http://www.picsearch.com/Cane-Toads-pictures.html

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      December 20, 2014 at 7:51 pm

      Yikes!! Kissing cane toads?? No way – that is not an incentive to win… πŸ˜‰ That is definitely a quirky kinds race and prize!

    kardamomgirl said:
    December 20, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Wow!

    Forestwoodfolkart said:
    December 20, 2014 at 8:12 am

    What fun this would be to see? A real yellow spectacle.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      December 20, 2014 at 7:54 pm

      It was amusing πŸ™‚ We had no idea what was going on… in the distance, we could see these little yellow things heading downstream so we asked a local what was going on and he explained a duck race… and we thought they were REAL ducks until we saw what they really were! Hehehe.

      Thanks for stopping by and we hope you have a wonderful festive season.

        Forestwoodfolkart said:
        December 20, 2014 at 7:57 pm

        And best wishes to you for the festive season as well. πŸ™‚

    kayrpea61 said:
    December 20, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Brilliant πŸ™‚ Happy Christmas, L&D. I’ve enjoyed the ride with you this year and look forward to 2015 πŸ™‚

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      December 20, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      Thanking you K! It has definitely been a wonderful year for us too – both following you and having you following us along! Forge great friendships with people we know only through their blog. We wish you a happy Christmas also and a fabulous 2015.

    CrazyChineseFamily said:
    December 20, 2014 at 8:07 am

    In my hometown they have a duck race in the city pond as well. However it is pretty boring compared to a race in a river!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      December 20, 2014 at 7:56 pm

      Really? We had never heard of this before so were quite surprised by it. Beginning to think we may the only ones in the world who haven’t seen one before πŸ™‚

      Hope you guys enjoy the festive season.

        CrazyChineseFamily said:
        December 20, 2014 at 11:11 pm

        I dont know how common those duck races are because I first time heard about it this year in my hometown. They appearently do it already for six years or so πŸ™‚

    Carol Carlisle said:
    December 20, 2014 at 7:55 am

    they do that around here too Berkeley CA but I’ve never seen it great shots. I don’t usually pass my post on but I did Rubber duckies too http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2014/12/19/weekly-photo-challenge-lets-play-with-yellow/

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      December 20, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      Awesome!! Thanks for sharing your entry too – we will go check it out. Don’t get more yellow than those rubber ducks right? πŸ™‚
      Have a great weekend ahead!

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