Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The land of 1000 holidays

Another holiday has arrived, we get 2 days off in the middle of the week, just perfect to go paddling. The more I paddle the more I would like to stop working and just spend my days paddling. Exploring new places, teaching new paddlers the basics and getting them hooked on a new sport.
This holiday, Shavout commemorates the receiving of the Ten Commandments while the children of Israel were in the desert.
Not being the religious type, I just enjoy the time off and the way it brings families together  for a celebratory meal and a get together.
But back to the sea, today we had strong westerly winds  making the outbound trip exciting , fighting the wind and the waves, but the home leg was a wonderful run, catching the waves and playing in the following seas. Of course there was a capsize and a rescue, but that's par for the course in conditions like this.
and tomorrow the sea is expected to be even higher.....great.
That's the signal...come to me

In rough water the group is more disciplined and stays together

Time to turn around

sisters, can you see the resemblance?

Homeward bound with a following sea

rescue, remember how to do it

Almost there and then the sailboats getting ready for the competition later on

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