Thursday, September 3, 2009

Seal Attack / Grouse Grind

Since I splashed red letters across the blog page earlier this week I have been taking it relatively easy:


Swimming @ Batchelor Bay. Don't worry I won't write more about it... I've pretty much written it into oblivion this summer. I will, however, mention that a 5 year old girl was attacked by a seal about 2km away... actually pulled into the water off of a dock.

We see seals every time we swim at BB - often very close to us. It's funny because that very morning we were debating whether a seal would attack a human, and then whether the human could "beat it down".

I don't claim to be Rocky Balboa, but I have no doubt I could "own" a seal if I were attacked... they seem to be getting aggressive so I may need to prove it one day!

Apart from the swimming I have been attending my regular sessions at Innovative Fitness. Both Natalie and Josh were kind enough to devise all upper body and core workouts for me...

Onto more exciting news:

Mattias climbed his way up the Grouse Grind for the first time today. Please observe the description:


His time was 1:11:00.

Sacha escorted him on his first Grind attempt and reported that he was in good spirits the whole way and spoke of nothing other than Pokémon (which must have been thrilling for her.) Anyway, I am super proud of him and eager to get out there with him to do it together. Some photos:


Bottom of the Grind...

Aia riding up on the gondola...

Viggo - chilling...

Baby deer...

Mama deer...

Mattias' finishing kick...

Sacha and Mattias... at the top!

This was a big week for Aia too.... her first day of Kindergarden!



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7 comments:

Vincent said...

looks like a great day.

And I can't believe those seals, Arrested Development had it right all these years!

RunningLaur said...

Your kids are endlessly cute, and you have so much to be proud of! Here's hoping for a quick recovery for you as well.

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

Just reading up on your last several post...

First - this one was great. that climb is off the hook!! Loved the very last picture most. And what was up with that Seal. That is crazy!

Second - Loved that you made your van into a home for race travel. Much cleaner than a hotel. Your results were great but I SO get the pianful run. Funny how you beat your time but could not celebrate it. I can see where I would react at myself in the same way.

third - YOU ROCK!!!

Ulyana said...

YAY for Mattias!

Love the reference to Arrested Development above, haha!

Malcolm said...

hey meyrick...i took my camera on this one. song courtesy of the Real MacKenzies!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3u2v13Lv4s

Missy said...

Holy crap, the kid could kick my ass!!! How sad for me. That is rockin good, you have to be proud.

Ryan Denner said...

seal attack, pulling someone right off the dock??? Damn, is that "water rage"? wow.

and that hike/run looks killer!!! love those "root steps"!