Tuesday, 6 August 2013
The Nithraid kicks off with theme #1: America
We began our search for inspiration yesterday with a theme that relates to the River Nith's past as a busy waterway - carrying vessels along its route, to the Solway Coast and beyond.
The Nithraid, which forms part of the EAFS programme, will see intrepid sailors voyaging against the current of the river from Carsethorn to Dumfries on 21st September 2013.
Our theme: America - comes from the idea that the Nith connects Dumfries and its other calling points to the rest of the world.
Via Facebook and Twitter, we asked people to give us their thoughts, feelings and random musings about America.
Though we hoped for more interaction, we enjoyed some great contributions. On Twitter, Marcus' thoughts centered on America's political influence.
Meanwhile, on Facebook, Katie considered the size of America in comparison to Dumfries and Galloway.
And Lynette, in her search for relatives, underlined the transience and historical relevance of our first theme.
We're going to leave the 'America' theme open for a second day. With it being so broad and with The Nithraid initiative being so new, we hope for some more contributions throughout Tuesday.
We will launch our second theme on Wednesday morning. Keep an eye on our social media pages and help our momentum by getting involved!