The alarm tinkled at 4.30am and I shot out of bed, quickly got dressed and grabbed a coffee. Out into the fresh air that froze on the nostrils, the brass monkeys tried to take a hold and the car's heater took it's time to work. Out onto the highway and headed towards the city.
With a full moon glowing the road was well lit although the thick mist in places caused us to slow down. Not a sole on the highway, no roos to avoid (saw a couple sitting around a campfire), and the stereo belted out some good ol rock n roll.
On arrival at the oval I was greeted by Scott, AJ and young Jim who quickly assisted in setting up the casting area. The ice on the oval crackled under foot and the breeze was a tad freezing. The sun gradually showed it's face and went to work bringing the temperature up.
Fellow casters showed up and we hit the casting events with enthusiasm.
The vets were on the distance events and with George and AJ out pulling the sinkers we did our best. A rare mistake by Gary a couple of fluff ups by Mal a lot of determination showed by John and Dean. Even young Jim had problems. Still the competition was fierce and the wind must have created the out of courts. The seniors also had their problems with the wind.