Not Another Gala Occasion!


Yes, Sunday had us going all the way out to the pool at Phoenix again (a misnomer as the entry fee is not nix for pool or race) as R needed to compete in a 200m Individual Medley in order to get a time that would qualify her for upcoming swimming championships.

Waiting for this one event took the whole morning and part of the afternoon. Anyway, it was worth it when it happened.

Ready for the start — R is in Lane 3

Near the front in the butterfly.

Lost in the backstroke, where she and her club-mate turn together.

Lead build up again in the breaststroke.

 

In the freestyle dash to the finish she shakes off her fellow club member, but the girl in the blue cap in a far lane is sprinting (see how close her splashes are).

Safely won, though.

On reaching home I eagerly started catching up on writing matters only to have a blackout at 16h00. A phone call revealed that this was part of reintroduction of a two-hour ‘load shedding’ cycle. We have not enough electricity to go round. Make that coal, actually, due to crookery and bad management.

Only, the two hours became five, with the lights only being restored after 21h00.

Tonight, another such session is scheduled.

© November 2018 Colonialist 
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About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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13 Responses to Not Another Gala Occasion!

  1. I have a used steam driven computer that’s not in use; would you like me to send it to you?

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  2. beeblu says:

    Writing by candlelight can be inspiring…

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  3. Stephanie Haahjem says:

    Well done R! My sympathies for blackout-do we need to invest in generators-noisy and expensive to run-hate the thought!

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  4. SueW says:

    Congratulations to R. The power cuts, sound like the seventies over here. So sorry, hope it passes soon.

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