Friday, 19 August 2011

At the golf course

As I mentioned previously, we finished working and we're waiting till Monday to start wwoofing. There's actually been a slight change of plans (another fortnight of well paid work), but that doesn't change the fact that we're enjoying an amazingly lazy week. At least I am. The weather's not too bad, practically ideal to stay in bed from sunrise to sundown with my laptop. That said, this week's highlight was playing golf.

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Hitting the balls
Matt and Peter seem to have become keen on swinging golf clubs and Dominik and I joined them to try. While Dominik has picked it up quite well, I just confirmed what I already knew - I'm not a golf person. After several futile attempts to send the ball flying (let alone in the desired direction), resulting only in flying chunks of grass and soil (in every direction), I gave up and went for a walk.

The Noise of the Lambs
As the guys were trying to complete the 18-hole Wairau golf course with an astronomical handicap, I was busy taking about a million pictures of the surroundings - mountains and sheep. It's breeding season and the little lambs are so cute... and definitely not silent as in Silence of The Lambs. Their high-pitched baaing and the mothers' low-pitched one can be heard from a mile away.

Been there, done that, played golf
Despite throwing away twenty dollars for a few minutes of wannabe golf, I'm glad I tried. It's funny what sorts of things people do on their travels that wouldn't even remotely cross their minds back home. Golf is another activity I can put on my New Zealand been-there-done-that list, and I sure as hell know I needn't try this one again.

Speaking about activities, my sister reacted to my stunt plane piloting with this totally awesome and crazy video. Maybe I'll do that for my 40th birthday!

Wingsuit Basejumping - The Need 4 Speed: The Art of Flight from Phoenix Fly on Vimeo.

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