Tuesday 8th January 2013
A day for chilling out on the hottest day on record
Waking up to see rain drops on the window and seeing the trees bending considerably in the wind I knew there was a fair chance that the day would be cancelled. Nonetheless, the team gathered at the competition HQ for the briefing but the weather forecast told the story - high winds was going to make launching unsafe, so no task had been set.
|Courtesy of the Guardian|
So Team GB had an R&R day. As I am staying in a large family home I invited the team round to the house to relax, get their washing done and catch up on emails, with many logging in to Skype for free video calls back home to family and friend (what a great facility that is). I caught up on the team accounts and it became obvious that we are ploughing through the Aussie dollars - its very expensive.
Steve took the opportunity to get the truck fixed which had been causing a couple of problems. Trudy suggested that we have a team dinner at the house so a shopping expedition ensued followed by a dip in the local Forbes swimming pool, a 50 metre "lido" type of pool, where we met up with the Dutch and Italian teams. It was the first time that our body temperatures felt as thought they had reduced to somewhere near normal.
|Gary and Trudy prepare dinner|
while Grant shows off his latest moves
|The Team Dinner|
From L-R: Ben, Kathy, Gordon, Dave, Grant, Trudy, Gary, Carl, Steve, Tony