Saturday night was spent enjoying a charity ball at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
The night started off gently but that all changed when we hit the wine. Things went even more downhill when Chris decided it was a good idea to start on the Port.
The best bit was that the girls thought they it was wine and were then shocked at firstly having to down it and secondly realising as they did so that it was not wine!
Needless-to-say Sunday started slowly. After a much needed fry-up it was off to Hurley where I met up with Muppet and Anne-Marie – eventually. I arrived at Hurley not long after they had left Birmingham so I had a much needed nap whilst waiting for them to arrive. The sun was shining in a cloudless sky. As it was still February that meant that the weather was freezing. Whilst getting changed ready to get on, I found the water still in my boat from last week’s trip to Devon had frozen, and the sponge in the boat was frozen solid…. it was going be a cold session!!
I still believe that the best hangover cure is a quick dip in freezing cold water – it kind of shocks the body into snapping out of its ill state. Unfortunately I forgot that all this actually does is delay the hangover temporarily; by the end of the session I was feeling extremely ill!
Hurley was on a fantastic low 3 gate level, with the middle gate producing some sweet rides.
As the hangover came back, my paddling ability seemed to plummet!
Right at the end of the session, Anne-Marie decided had decided that she was getting too warm and was in need of a dip. I wouldn’t wish swimming in water that cold on anyone! A quick rescue was in order before heading back to the car park to defrost.