Time Shuffles On – Cataracts Tumble On

Looking at the 2016 Dusi results I see the first finisher who, if I bumped into him, would say ‘Howzit Swanie’ or ‘Howzit Pete’ came in 93rd !! Getting old! Gone are the days when I knew most of the top ten! Another observation – 13 of the top 20 had African surnames. Wonder howContinue reading “Time Shuffles On – Cataracts Tumble On”

R.I.P Ernie Alder

Dammit n SHIT!! Ernie died! Fuckity fuck. It’s bullshit. He wasn’t ready. He wasn’t finished. He wasn’t even close to wrapping up all the things he still planned to do – even after doing so much. Damn! Too soon. A very special human being. Ernie’s wake will be held in Ernie’s Pub in Kingfisher CanoeContinue reading “R.I.P Ernie Alder”

Writing A Book

I think people should write down their stories. In particular I thought Charles Mason should write his as he has paddled one particular crazy-ass canoe marathon every summer for fifty years in a row! Insanity like that should be noted and recorded for posterity. Psychologists should be looking into it. I mean he won theContinue reading “Writing A Book”

Paddling the Umkomaas

I only paddled the actual race once (1983 Hella Hella to Goodenough’s) but I was lazy and slow and the long days with cut-off times didn’t suit! Getting-a-move-on is not my forte. So I used my tripping excuse to volunteer for sweep duties. We would paddle ahead of the start at Hella Hella bridge inContinue reading “Paddling the Umkomaas”