Saturday, 23 January 2010

Going Over to the Dark Side

Tuesday saw me join The Dark Side more formally known as KKC and attend their pool session. The kiss of death to the evening came when one of their senior members asked if I could roll OK.  Well I could; on Sunday. 

Despite loosing my right side mojo, the wrong side was still pretty good, especially when it was suggested I might like to try a back deck roll (now that really was the dark side). 

I also spent a bit of time trying to learn the beginnings of hand rolling with Peter.  I managed once or twice with a float but will have to practice as it’s a useful skill for polo games.

Tonight was polo practice number two.  It was as good as last week, perhaps even better and I had a great time, getting stuck into the play and even managing to score a pretty good goal (probably my only goal of the season).

Last week’s game (and the back of my head) featured in our local newspaper this week.  I’m the inconspicuous character in blue.IMGP0712

The papers also carried more on the rescue I alluded to in my last post.  The guy tried to land when conditions got too tough but was swept back out to sea from a rock, loosing his boat in the  process.  Carrying his VHF and mobile phone about his person allowed him to call for help and he was plucked from the water (quite literally) by the coastguard helicopter after about an hour and a half in the water.  Needless to say, he expressed his sincere gratitude to the rescue team in both local papers this week, he is lucky to be alive.IMGP0711

1 comment:

  1. the dark side indeed??!!!
    you mean now, at last, you have seen the light?
    anyway, we are the fun club, 2 rivers and a polo competition so far, can't be bad eh?!