Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Submarine Races

One of the lesser known but extremely popular sporting events here in Denver are the annual submarine races.
It's a very special time, as the lakes that are big enough for the submarines to race in are only thawed for a few weeks at the end of July, and here we are at that time again!

It's quite a thrill to experience it, and I am so glad that I could share it with you.

I was very lucky to capture this impossible shot, just at the moment that the Nautilus eclipsed the nose of the Seawolf and won the day. Go Captain Nemo!!

It's a submarine race, what were you expecting to see?


casino gambling said...

that's really cute..wish i had one too.

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

I have never heard of a submarine race till today!

Thanks for that bit of knowledge :)

Wish the camera could see through water :P

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Casino... please play elsewhere. No spamming here, it's a cardinal rule, and those don't get broken.


Em... honey, it's a joke. Denver is 5,280 feet above sea level, the mountain lakes are much higher up than that and not nearly deep enough for a sub.
But it's a fun idea!


Scarlett & Viaggiatore

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...


You really know how to play pranks,don't you? :)

Jacqueline said...

Holy guacamole Batman!!

Hee hee.

That's hilarious!!

Yea for crazy Coloradoans!

Wanderlust Scarlett said...


*giggle* I love being a scamp sometimes... it's so fun.
But you laughed, yes? I hope so.
It's all in good fun.


Welcome! How very nice to see you here! Wish you could see the grin on my face.

But... uh... (note the single raised eyebrow) who you callin crazy?
Loco Chica Bonita.


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Suburbia said...

You had me there for a second!!

Wanderlust Scarlett said...


HA ha ha... forgive me a laugh dear lady, that's so good.
Hope it made you smile.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

I know dear.I did laugh :)


Remiman said...

We had a different interpretation of submarine races when I was growing up:
"Watching the submarine races" is a euphamism for making out (and more) in a car. It's the kind of thing a cop would say to be funny when he knocks on the fogged-up window of your chevy parked in back of the safeway to ask what you're doing there at 1am, as if he doesn't know damn well.
Cop: Hey, what're you kids doing in there? Watching the submarine races?
People in car: Gak! Where are my pants?

Scribblers Inc said...

ha ha!!brilliant!But yeah, seconding sameera, submarine races are actually a novelty to me...

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Scribblers Inc said...

and I find the sub races of remiman especially intriguing!!:D

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Lena said...

lol the picture is awesome :D
have never heard there is submarine race somewhere but if it ever happens somewhere i am sure it will be very exciting :) :)

Mystique Wanderer said...

as a kid had read a story...prolly an enid blyton one...about a small two person submarine to hunt out a treasure in the town lake...ever since its been a fascination :)

oh come on...what u really mean to say is...that sub dived before u got ure camera ready :P

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

LOL! Erm, let's seem, might I have hoped to see a stream of bubbles on the surface... and a bunch of guys on the shore of the lake holding remote control devices for 'ittle mini submarines!

Wanderlust Scarlett said...


That's great!


*GIGGLE* That's SO funny, I had no idea people used submarine races as a euphemism like that... for that... so funny!

Scribblers Inc.,

I think submarine races are a novelty altogether... but a lot of fun to joke about!


But where would the spectators watch from?
I wouldn't mind being IN a submarine race, that would be fun!

Mystique Wanderer,

Nice to have you here, welcome!
That sounds exactly like the kind of story I would love. I wonder if Google would have more info on it?

Dearest Vanilla Bubbles,

Hmm. Hadn't thought of that! Bubbles and mini subs... yay! Then we'd know for certain who was winning!
Very delighted to see you here, thank you for visiting.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

The (Mis)Adventures of a Single City Chick said...

LOL! Anytime I hear "submarine races," I think of a make-out point where couples would go to "watch the races." Don't know where I first heard that, but now I'm wondering who you were "watching the races" with? ;-)

Vesper said...

You've had me for a moment there! Ha! Ha! Ha!

But I understand why you couldn't have done this on April Fools day.
:-) :-) :-)

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Hey Christina!

I wonder if that's a regional colloquialism... Rel said the same thing and he's on the other coast.
As for those of us landlocked in between... submarine references are uncommon, so this is new to me.


It's been too long since we had you here. Nice to see you about!
I had you going? Really?
That's good! Glad you got a laugh out of it.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Molly said...

Eh? Ha,ha!

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Miss Molly,

Just a joke, dear lady. Just silly shenanigans.


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michelle of bleeding espresso said...

Hah! Love it! I was cheering for the Nautilus!

michelle of bleeding espresso said...

FWIW, I had never heard of watching the submarine races as a euphemism either. But it sure is funny that you picked it for your little joke....

leslie said...

"Want to go watch the submarine races?" was the best pick up line in history.
East coast, New Jersey... famous for its submarine races and its gullible women.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Hello Michelle!

Well, since it's fiction and games, of course I wrote the Nautilus as the winner. I have a deep sea soft spot for Cpt. Nemo and his sword of the sea. It's a classic!


I'm beginning to see a trend here with the sub-wording and sub-liminal references... hee hee...
but glad that you told us about Jersey!

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

A beautiful passport stamp above :)

Why did you turn off comments though?

Have a good weekend!Hugs

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Hello Sameera!

Thanks, I don't have comments on the passport stamps, they are just stamps, there to read.
Comments are always on for posts, though.

You changed your photo! Looks great!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Hmmm okie.Thought as much :)

Thanks dear!Take care.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

When I was a teenager, the "submarine races" was a euphemism for driving at night to the local beach where many babies were conceived.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Dear Heart,

....so I've heard, since posting this. Funny thing, that.

There is other terminology for it now that I won't put on my blog because my blog is PG rated.


Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Scribblers Inc said...

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Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Scribblers Inc,

You translated it? Wow! Thanks!
That's very nice.
I'm on my way over to check it out!

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