More than 100 teams from around the world competed in the theWorld Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship, held at Weston’s Regional Park from Wednesday, October 16, to Sunday, October 20. In hardcourt bike polo, one of the fastest growing sports in the world, two three-person teams control a ball with a mallet all while staying on their bikes. The object of the game is to win by scoring five goals or to have the most goals when the clock runs out. Three teams from Miami entered the Wildcard Entry, and one team finished high enough to play on Friday. Two Miami bike polo players also played during the Ladies Bench Event on Sunday and one was on the winning ladies team, The Wildcats. Here are some more photos from the championship.
August 4, 2013. Olympic National Park, Washington. A view of Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center and the Olympic Mountains. Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center is 17 miles south of Port Angeles. It is open daily in the summer and open when ever the ridge is open the rest of the year. Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area is popular in the wintertime and has a lift available.
August 4, 2013. Olympic National Park, Washington. Deer on Hurricane Ridge are known for being extremely friendly. Visitors are not allowed to feed the deer, but the deer will approach anyway. The deer also drink the car coolant in the parking lot, which has been a problem.
August 3, 2013. Olympic National Park, Washington. Campers on Second Beach gather to watch the sunset in Olympic National Park on August 2, 2013. Second Beach is a popular destination for both locals and tourists because it is a relatively easy hike and there is plenty of camping room on the beach. Campers may use driftwood for fires. In the summer Second Beach tends to me one of the more crowded destinations in the park.
August 4, 2013. Second Beach, Washington. A couple strolls along Second Beach on the morning og August 4, 2013. Campers on Second Beach woke to an extremely foggy day.
Seattle, Washington. July 31, 2013. A view of a sailboat on the Puget Sound from the local ferry to Bainbridge Island. In the distance are the Olympic Mountains. The ferries run frequently throughout the day and cost under 10 dollars for an adult roundtrip ticket. Puget Sound is an inlet of the Pacific Ocean and part of the Salish Sea.