In Nova Scotia, People Decorate Giant Pumpkins and Turn Them Into Boats
This piece originally appeared on Travel + Leisure.
Earlier this month, the annual Windsor Pumpkin Regatta drew thousands of people to watch an adventurous few attempt a 20-minute race across Lake Pesaquid in giant, decorated pumpkins. These handmade boats can weigh up to 600 hundreds pounds and measure 12 feet in circumference—just enough room for two adults to squish into when gutted.
Have a look at the festivities, below.
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If you missed the annual pumpkin regatta in Windsor, here are some pics for your viewing pleasure. pic.twitter.com/516aYg4kAe
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