avon descent + barbie
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so i drag myself down to the river for an 8am (yes, EIGHT A.M) race start. i was determined to watch it, however rough i felt. most people dont bother! as there are heaps of different categories there are heaps of starts that last about an hour. as there has hardly been any rain here (dryest july and august on record!) it was touch and go whether the race would even go ahead. so after a race started they were in the water for about a minute before they got to a weir. as there wasnt enough water for the boats to go over they all had to get out of their boats and run around the banks, then hop back in the water! quite funny!
as i hadnt had any sleep from last night i thought it would be a good idea to rest my weary eyes before our barbie tonight. well, that plan didnt work did it! had to say goodbye to rob and di as they were off to perth, and heaps of people in and out of house so had to do my social bit!
so tina and shane had a barbie up on mount dick (yes, it really is called that!) as a kind of goodbye. also, the fact that i never managed to get up there on the horse to see the views! apart from the near-death ride on the back of the ute up the hill (it stalled on the steepest part and started rolling back down) it was an ace night. good food, good company and maybe one beer! a bit sad saying goodbye to everyone though.
packed my bag and fell in to bed ready for my adventures ahead!