Sunday, 10 August 2008
Bee Stings and Sandcastles!
Today would have been a horrible day for swim across the channel. The wind was churning the water every which way. We went to swim at the "Sunny Sands. " It sure was Sunny AND Sandy. The wind would blow the sand into your eyes and it felt like knives when it cut into your legs. We still had to do our our ritual practice swim in the horrible weather. Our arms turned into icicles with the freezing wind/water combination. After subjecting ourselves to an hour in the water we got out to build a sandcastle. The City of Folkestone was holding a sandcastle contest. We entered ourselves as the "Bezerkeley Builders." We built a masterpiece we called "La Casa de los Tiburones" or "The House of Sharks." We made a castle with a huge shark head coming out of the middle. The walls housed other sharks and starfish. There were a lot of great submissions including one shaped like the Loch Ness monster, a sphinx, an otupus , some mermaids and an automobile. We only got runner up :( but it clearly should have won. Whilst getting our medal, I somehow got stung by a bee. I was literally just standing there and all of the sudden I felt a stinging sensation. Oddly enough the bee was pretty much split in half when I finally noticed it. My finger swelled up like a sausage despite my immediate dosage of benadryl. I went home to take a bath to help scrape off the layer of salt and sand. And unfortunately I found out that I wouldn't be able to swim tomorrow because my pilot didn't think it would be a good idea. So I'm still here waiting to swim.