This evening might have been the first moment when two paddlers were simultaneously trying to get to grips with their own particular 'dods o'wood' at Scapa. Could it be the beginning of Greenland skills group?
While I flailed my stick around (but never actually threw it - much to Ola's frustration) another paddler was testing a self made GP and evaluating for refinements.
|going through the motions...|
As usual after a break from practising, I was doing everything too fast.
Carrying on the pace of the working day isn't helpful.
The doubt about whether I could pick up from where I had left off floated around...
I went through the motion, 'butterfly floating on water' again and again...
|This is becoming a ritual!|
Eventually the moment came and it all worked fine...
|putting it into practice...|
Though only an hour of practice, I think that little and often is effective.
Each time the demons of doubt are a little less of a problem and keeping the faith is easier.
|Is she ever going to throw the stick?|