Even though there was still snow on the ground, this weekend was one for the books.

It was a perfect weekend for the Brown Water Derby in South Wales over the weekend. Everyone gets up early for some pre-partying before dumping their kayak at Chester Road in South Wales and floating down the creek and ending up at the Wales Center Hotel where the party continues (and you always get your first drink for free and a free pulled pork). Of course, there's a few beer stops and fires to be had on the way.

It was a riot of a weekend. Here are some pictures of the 2017 Brown Water Derby. Next up: Fireman's Regatta