Tuesday, 8 January 2008

New recruit #1

Along for the ride on Sunday we also had Darren who is one of our newest recruits. He has been hanging around the station 'showing an interest' for the last 6 months or so and was promoted to shore helper at the last crew-meeting. This also means that he is now insured and so can be taken to sea once or twice to whet his appetite and give him a flavour of what we do. Judging by the grins he enjoyed himself and wants more. Good news too because he works locally as a butcher and is fit and healthy......just what we need. In due course, provided he turns up, completes his training, avoids annoying too many people and makes enough cups of tea, then I'm sure he will be elevated to the dizzy heights of 'probationary' crewmember. Good luck!

Oh, by the way. The Triathlon training is going well so far. I completed 1200m in the pool tonight which is a first. The only slight downside is I also discovered that triathletes seem to complete the bike and run part of the race wearing something that closely resembles a pair of underpants! I'm shocked.......

2 comments:

Brian said...

Excuse me. Speedos, budgie smugglers or sluggos are more correct terms than underpants. And don't worry most of the blokes will be wearing them.

Mart said...

Best of Luck to Darren!