Saturday, 21 November 2009

My right foot

Repairs continue. Normal service unknown?
I heard about a polymer glue that can be injected into the gap between broken bones allowing people to walk away after a fracture. Its a pity repairs to bone take longer than seamgrip repairs to drysuits.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

The Hurricane Riders

I thought I'd draw attention to these guys in case anyone had not come across them before.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Pyranhas in the pool

The second session in the pool involved a bit of boat balancing and gymnastics, amongst other things. I'm looking forward to joining in at some point, if only to demonstrate. I'll call that D-Day.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Scapa in November

Just in case we are ever in any doubt about where we are as the light fades at the end of a short day, we can reflect on how lucky we are to have the familiar white gable end of the Scapa distillery to help guide us back into the bay.

On a day like this, walking a few steps at the most familiar of launch sites is tough, and not just on the foot.

Shiny boat

Having been liberated from the cast, a fleeting sense of freedom was replaced by the reality of the next phase of recovery, which doesn't include paddling.
The result - a shiny boat.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

The final countdown?

I am hoping that this will be the last 24 hours of wearing the cast. It has been about 6 weeks since I began this blog but it seems like 6 months. The cast is split, so in order to keep it closed I resorted to duct tape, the paddlers solution to running repairs for boat and body.

Monday, 2 November 2009

Putting it into practice.

Our new pool season has started with me coaching from the poolside, crib cards laminated and waterproof notebook in hand. IDEAS prepared, VAK challenges and games planned to make a Safe, Enjoyable Learning experience.

With 3 of us coaching the new members there was always someone able to demonstrate, though having done most of the course bank based I knew it could work well from a sitting position.
Great to see some new faces!