Tonight was the first night for the start of the Dolls Point Paddlers, Ross and I arrived early and went for a walk along the waters edge, there was quite a good North Easterly blowing, I kept on changing my mind whether I was going to race or not, the decision was “no”, that is until I spoke to Mark and he talked me into paddling, “Just turn around when you want Rob will paddle next to you”, since I get talked into things very easy off I went.
There was 8 starters, the whistle blew, off we went, where’s Ross? he fell out at the start, he soon caught up, then over he went again, and again, so I passed him and decided to follow Darren heading into the 3 foot chop, Rob came up next to me, “where are you heading?, you will end up in Maroubra going that way”, so I decided to straighten up but the waves caught me and turn
ed me around, so I decided that was enough for me and headed back. Poor Darren hasn’t got Ross’s experience in re- mounting his ski, when he fell out he swam to shore and hopped back on and decided that was enough for him, followed by Ross and Sam after both of them having another swim.
Out of the 8 only 2 finished, they did very well.
We’ve decided each week we will go just a little bit further each time and by the new year we will make the 10 ks. It was alot of fun.