Mornington Peninsula Bowmen
Well the two day event came with pace and vigor, before we knew it was time to get the courses organised and ready for the Mornington two shoot.
It was not long for the members to link up on the forum and start their speculation on the two days events; every thing from the weather to the after dinner “Wine Club” was being covered, with some eagerly awaiting to try our event and the wine club.
So without disappointment, Friday started with Pete, and myself laying the ground rules, me place target, Pete space pegs and angles (do the orange & green peggers feel this guy doesn’t like us – not sure what we did to Pete in a past life), good shots though.
Mother Nature threatened with strong winds up to 90kms, this made carrying target out fun while watching for the potential branch that decided it was time to let gravity takes its course.
Pete’s’ two dogs, would have definitely agreed that were not going to come with Pete to the club when he was setting up ever again … they looked exhausted by the time we finished.
By days end we had Pete’s son and a friend join us to set the last few targets which made life easier ……. A few showers in the mix had us looking at one another, not wanting to recall the Decembers shoot which we had to call off……. None the less we continued with the philosophy “Build it and they will come”.
It was not long before the grounds had a few brave campers setting up, and by the time we had come back from the township with an evening meal, we had the camp fire going and familiar faces arriving.
First day swung into action and the weather had held together except for the wind in the open areas, Pete in his usual fashion had selected a prime location to test the archers ability, a lovely sight that has great views of the Bays, but also so open the winds can literally blow you off your feet ….. guess what target ….. TURKEY ……. 30+ Meters; normally might not seem far but in fund winds we had there were a few expressions and gestures’ that for diplomatic reasons we will leave it up to the individual’s imagination.
Day one saw Brad, Cordell, Carl, Dale, Chris, Clark, Dean and Dave eligible for the top ten, as some had left early we resorted and set it up as a fun top ten event; Carl taking the event out.
Dinner taken care of at the local, we returned to the campfire for more discussion on the day, and as the night moved on open discussion on a variety of subjects.
Day two the winds were just as bad, but all gathered and went in their groups to see what they could achieve; again a challenging day for all with some allowing others the opportunity to catch up or change current placings.
All in all another great opportunity to try and improve our skills and have fun doing it …… now planning for the State 3Ds in September 2009.