instead of some writing, I thought to just annotate some of the cool water pics!! Kinda selfish pics tho – cos I seem to be in them, but walk with me….
The happiest little Larry was I when my tea, milk powder, peanut butter, provitas and chocolate arrived (inside my boat!!) in perfect condition!!!
Re-united with Dotski!!! straight out the plastic wrapping onto the water, and was my smile big!! was training in a heavier boat, and realised how perfect Dotski was. Man!! i was delighted to get back into my special bootjie!!
After Dotski, Angela and I hopped in the K2 – super setup – that Vajda rocks!! and the of course, back into Dotski!!
Easiest way to train K2 and K1, is to have a K1 paddler spare, hey Jordz!!! so we did half session K2 and then I got Dotski back for the race the next day!
what a venue… wow
K2 day and warmups… at least it was warmer and not thunder and lightning!!
winning a race to the put in…
some few walks around the place between races…. so very pretty…
yip – crazy chick, but the only horse i could get to ride…
not grumpy!! races were over by then, but MAN, the nerves for those races!! i think so much value was in the sports psych articles cousin Gareth recommended, cos you have to manage those pterodactyls that breed in your gut….
Had some magic paddles round the lake systems at the venue after my races, dodging Daddy Swan, and racing the C2 and Porto coach!! was fun, but Sunday, Dotski and the Turbo Turtle needed to be repackaged and repacked on the racks for the next 2 months til we meet again.
Special thanks and congratulations to Angela for the medal! When i think of all the mishaps of pneumonia, or nerves, or capsizes or illness, or rudders and other technicals, I am just really grateful to Angela for staying well and strong so that we could have the opportunity to medal as we did. There is stuff to learn and take forward for next year from the racing, which is awesome, but we kept it together, and we did a great job! Go partner!! i am sure it was the vloeking in Afrikaans that terrorised the Spanish hey?!!! 🙂 all good!!
and there it is!
an amazing opportunity to represent your country, and do what you love doing!!