Monday 29 September 2008

The windbag must be home

Rudd must be back in the country - I went for a ride this morning and almost got blown off the bike. Only a prodigiously boring windbag could create such an effect.

Even the rowers were having a hard time of it. Rowing in wind-driven chop like you see here is no fun at all. In my day, when no one wore gloves, the oar blades would hit the top of the chop as you went forward on each stroke, and that would strike up spray that would always land right on the spot where you were gripping the oar. A wet oar handle is a quick way to get lots of blisters. You knew you'd had a rough day when you could count 36 blisters on each hand.

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