5000 yellow ducks seen swimming down Looe river!

Yes it’s true, 5000 yellow ducks were seen swimming down Looe river all racing to the freedom of the open sea. Needless to say none of them made it but there were some that were quicker than others!

The Great Looe River Duck Race this year was won by Simon Hunter’s little bathtime buddy and netted him £500. Second was Chris Wottham’s duck followed by the ducks of Brian Eades and Matt Rowlings. Chris won £200, Brian £100 and Matt with a very useful £50. There were ten runners up too who each won £25.

The annual Looe Duck Race is run by Looe Lions who managed to sell all 5000 tickets for the race. Well done to all involved.

Unfortunately we were on holiday at the time so missed the race but we have been told there was a huge crowd watching the event with residents and tourists lining the quayside and urging the little qwackers to the finishing line!

If you have any photos please email them to us and we’ll put them on ilovelooe.co.uk for all to see.

For more info. see the Lions Club of Looe website: www.looelions.co.uk

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