Getting up "Oh So early" because it is so far to travel from Burns Beach to Yokine, I misjudged the time and arrived to find nobody at the Oval.
Even the joggers and dog walkers had stayed in bed. I put it down to nobody wanting to deal with the wind as it was blowing very hard from the southeast. My natural good looks took a battering and I looked disheveled when Willo turned up.
Jovial Jim arrived a short time later and took four attempts to go from the car onto the Oval. The wind had him sidestepping, back stepping and forward with head down and backside up. Chas arrived and the wind decided to go around him.
The veterans hit the distance events first and any cast that went high could be seen pulling up and the line could be seen with the huge bow in it. Any decent distance was a fluke, the low and the flat cast got you in. The same can be said for the seniors and their distances were a credit to their endurance.