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Saturday, 10 January 2009

I like weekends.
Weekends for me are a time to relax probably have a bit of a lie in, nice easy start and then depending on the weather, a trip out somewhere and just generally having a good time with the family.
Well today didn't quite go to the "normal" plan..
Our youngest boy was victim of a bit of a bug in the night, so not much sleep and no lie in either.
I woke feeling quite groggy and not too good myself.
I had to postpone the golf that I had planned for the morning until at least I felt better and really needed to see how the little one was going to be.
So an easy morning was in order...
No problem there, I managed to do more or less nothing all morning and by the time lunch came around I was feeling a whole lot better and decided to face the world and go for the game of golf.
The little one was also perking up a bit too, which put all our minds at rest.
He seemed perfectly happy lying on the couch watching "his" TV programmes.

The weather is certainly on the change and the cold is now long gone, replaced by a strong southerly wind and increasing cloud..was going to make for a tricky game of golf!

The golf started well with a par on the first hole, I seem to always start well, normally the wind helps on this hole..
It all went downhill from there with poor shot after poor shot...bogey, triple bogey and not sure what 6 shots over par for the hole is called!
On the other hand my brother in law had started much better as if to rub my nose in how bad I was doing.
I don't take it too seriously though to be honest and the view from the golf course has to be one of the finest on offer from any golf course in the world..
So I took a minute to take in the views and calmed myself down for the second half of my round..
And things started to look up, I was hitting long drives making good approaches and putting well too.
I think I may have evened things up a bit by the time the round finished, but didn't find out what my actual score was and whether I shot less the my brother in law, I will need to find out....
So with golf done and dusted it was now near 4p.m
I dropped off my bro and thought I'd better go to the quay to see if my delivery of carpets had arrived.
Sure enough there they were a great bundle of work to be done next week, just needed to check they were all in one piece and well wrapped as they are spending the weekend under a lean to on the quay, and with high winds and rain forecast it always good to see how things are looking.

While down the quay I noticed one of the ladies gig crews out practising for the new gig racing season in the practise gig "Tearaway".
Tearaway is a fibreglass replica gig that is used entirely for training alone.
She is lighter than a traditional gig and also by using her for training it saves wear and tear on the old wooden gigs.
The girls seemed to sticking inside the harbour due to the fresh wind, much easier to work on fitness and timing with a calmer sea....
It was pretty lumpy out between the island by this stage..
With the checking done, it just left one job left to do.
A quick measure up to do a quote for a local whose water tank had leaked its entire contents from the loft, through the ceiling and ruining the carpet below.
Unfortunately for them, they were not home while the tank failed and returned home from a trip away to find a watery mess.
With that done it was time for home and back to my nice warm house to sit down and relax again and settle back down into "weekend" mode.
With the high winds and high tides predicted I'm hoping to see some decent rough weather tomorrow, nothing better for testing the new camera..I hope it gets rough enough and dry enough to get some good pics.

1 comment:

  1. Hi George,
    Wish I'd had a day like yours! well apart from the 'morning sickness' What's the score with the SC41 blog it seems to have vanished and I never got chance to read it :-( shame as I was a fisherman myself for years.