|NK delicately removes the icy seat cover with her hardy Werner blades.|
A welcome return to the pool and an hour's session of full on rolling and bracing. With the limitation on time, the pressure to achieve one's goals is tangible - even if it is only to re-visit and consolidate and be able to finish with the confirmation that what was achieved last summer is still in place.
Butterfly and static braces were still OK and the bat roll was in place. I managed only a couple of norsaq rolls. Good job I still have the evidence I can do it - need to study the videos again.
A nice shallow sandy beach to start on too, with warmish water would be nice..
|NK takes a break after a period of blocked practice.|
Because we are all trying to make the best of the opportunity of being in the pool the reciprocal feedback is limited too - it would be good to just have a coach on hand to video us and observe.
Perhaps something for next time.
|Ansgar coaches hand rolls in a sea boat.|
|Sea boats returned outdoors steam in the freezing air.|
|The boats visit St Magnus Cathedral.|
After the session a coffee and a few ideas for trips for next year, boat wish lists and ideas for Paddle Orkney '11 were discussed.
I like the 'most original roll' competition idea - inspired by Gnarlydog and friends!