Friday, August 29, 2014
August 29. Day 141. Competitive by nature
There were not, as far as I could tell, any sheep stations up for grabs but with the level of competitiveness and determination on show you would never know it. Had it been the All Blacks and the Wallabies fighting it out for the Bledisloe Cup, the level of commitment would not have been any stronger (actually the level of performance was probably no worse than the Wallabies of late but that's not saying a lot). While on the beach at South Bank most were lazing about in the sun and more than a few were catching up on a few zzzs before a big Friday night, in the water the action was already on for young and old. About 20 young men were playing full contact footie with an added degree of difficulty created by what in golf would be called a water hazard. For the players I'm sure it was more like a refreshing change. For all it was a pretty cool way to get this weekend party started.