I went down and met a friend at the new eighteen basket disc golf course again. We played two rounds of eighteen baskets. I lost both of them but it was all kinds of fun. I can't remember the score on the first one - selective memory, I know, lol. On the second I think I went eight over par and my friend had five.
The weather was nice for this time of year and the e-bike ride was pretty pleasant but a bit cold in the morning so it took some time for me to warm up. It would have been better to ride with gloves but not all that bad.
On one of the shorter baskets my friend parked the disc right next to the basket for a birdie. I'd done the same on a throw earlier when we played. The basket was pretty well protected by some trees with a big one partly blocking basket on the right side with the river just below. The perfect throw involves some risk throwing out towards the river and fading around the tree.
I wound up and let it ripe trying for the wide approach again with the same disc that I parked it before on. This time I messed up just a bit and put a bit too much power in the throw and did not keep it on the hyzer angle enough. The disc turned up and sailed way over towards the river - Splash Down. LOL.
Lucky for me the river was not that deep at that point so I wadded out and recovered the disc. The water was pretty cold but invigorating. I can see why people like to swim this time of year.
Later in the game my friend had a similar thing happen on one of the baskets. The throw is from higher on the hill and the river is down to the left. On a right hand backhand throw the disc loves to fade to the left and this is what happened. We watched as it disappeared over the embankment and could not see where it landed. Searching around the edge of the river it was no where to be found. The water was pretty deep there and usually discs do not float.
We both ended up with a bogie for the basket. (I was really cautious off the tee and my friend had the out of bounds penalty.) I felt sorry he had lost the disc.
Tomorrow should be more of a recovery day for me, I'm going to try to do a bit less.
This ornament brings back some wonderful memories of sailing in Colorado. It can really be an adventure when the winds kick into high gear. The best part was swimming in the middle of the lake while anchored out.
Boats can be so much fun. Wonderful experiences stay with you a long time.
Part of my continuing quest for the perfect, "Light in the Crystal" picture:
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