Monday, December 20, 2010

Liquid sunshine - again!

Another Karra picnic. More rain but the tanks are full, so who cares?

25 hardy picnickers had an enjoyable day with Olympic games high on the list of activities. After a swim, a bbq and copious quantities of food, the games began .....

The youngsters cleaned up in the three-legged race, with the not-so-youngsters Sid and Peter L winning the veterans division. Jocelyn complained bitterly that Jill's uncontrolled "giggling"ruined her chance of making a podium finish and that last was just not good enough.

The egg-throwing competition proved plenty of surprises, with Peter and Kerri winning against the more fancied opponents. Peter L won the prize for the lucky unboiled egg. Sid was in with a chance but lady luck played her hand and Peter L was victorious. And what a catch - nearly perfect!

The treasure hunt, directed and perceived by Captain Ron, proved a hit with everyone, with hunters dashing to and fro to locate the prize. Barbara C was the lucky hunter, ably assisted by her grandchildren who helped with the digging.

Overall, a wet by good day and we are now looking forward to the next Olympic challenge. I believe we will have "tender races"next, with Janette laying down a challenge to anyone game enough to have a go.

Start training - the Games are coming again - and it won't be every four years!!!

Peter Deane
Sailing Master

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Party 2010

What a party! A complete sell out and many members were disappointed. Carol and her merry men and maids came up trumps with a fantastic Christmas dinner, thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Ron and Val's Christmas decorations were much admired, as was the new Christmas tree, lovingly decorated by Ron.

John Cornelius, our favourite musician, returned to the Boat Club in triumph, once again providing us with wonderful singing and music throughout the night. He's an absolute legend!

And who can go past "A Midsummer Night's Scream" produced and directed by Joan Wheeler, with the Tingira Thespians in all their glory. Chris and Joan were celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary on the same night - congratulations!!!

Thanks to Pip Archdall for contributing some photos. It's always nice to get another aspect.

(By the way, did you know that if you click on the photos below, they enlarge?)