Wednesday, December 28, 2005

If that's xmas....I've done it.

Well, that's another xmas down. Between too much food, too much drink, too much heat and too much kitesurfing, I'm going to have to go back to work to recover :-)

Xmas day was the windiest I've kited for a long while......27knots and some decent waves at Mon Repos near Bundaberg. Even on my smallest kite (8m) I was overpowered 90% of the time, but it was still good fun! We drove home that night through a massive thunder storm, complete with the most awesome lightning show I've ever seen. Mother nature never ceases to impress the shit out of me :-)

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Severe time shortages

Between work, xmas parties and the weather being generally uncooperative, today was the first kite I've had in almost a month! No wonder I was starting to get edgy.

I had to fly to Canberra last week for work. For the 2 weeks before that, the weather had been *really* ordinary....lots of storms etc. So, no kiting for me. Then, on the day I flew out, it was perfect.....clear skies, blowing a good solid 15knots+. Man I hate that! I even tortured myself all week, looking at the wind readings for home.

However, things are finally looking up on the work front. I inherited a pretty big project while I was in that goes hand in hand with one I'm already working on actually. All going well, I might finally be able to swing a permanent outposted job!

Today's kite wasn't great.....*very* windy and quite gusty too, but it was fantastic to be back on the water again :-)

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