|It's always difficult getting in and out of the boat.|
I had to get up early this morning, because it's May 17th today. Which is the National holiday in Norway where they celebrate their independence really. At least that's what I understand. One of the traditions I have been in since my very first year here is the rowing race.
We should have started training right after Easter, but birthdays, work, moving and lots more came in the way. So, we finally started training last week. Even then it wasn't easy and we totalled three training sessions. This year we didn't have enough female rowers, so I had to row, while one of the men took over as captain (we didn't qualify as a mixed team otherwise).
|I am the third one from the left. Without hat this year!!|
Our aim was to beat our best ever time of 6 minutes and 2 seconds, but alas, we didn't. We did however beat last year's time of 06.44 and we beat our direct (mixed team) opponent. Which was good. At least we can bring the cup home again!!
The rest of the day will be a departure from other years, since I will have to work.