Cliff had a biathlon in Port Royal, Saturday. This race was a kayak and running event. As usual, I don't give his race reports....I leave that to him. I do like to share the pictures, though.
The kayak race took place in the Harbor River. Just across the river was the infamous Parris Island Marine Corp base. The running portion took place through the quaint little town of Port Royal. This area of the state is richly steeped in history. Wars, including the Revolutionary and Civil Wars had a big influence in the area.
Saturday, however, the only war here was taking place in kayaks and on foot. It was a beautiful sunny day. Cliff did well and I loved all the photo ops. I'm only going to include a few in this post.
I'll share some gorgeous shots of an old church later in the week. Check back, you won't want to miss them.
The local ROTC group was there to help unload the kayaks.
They lined them up just so.
Closer to race time, the ROTC helped the participants
get the kayaks to the water's edge.
Of course, some are more independent than others. HaHa!!
Yes, that would be the definition of Cliff. Really, though,
his kayak weighs all of 25 lbs. He didn't need help.
All lined up and ready to go.....
And, they are off.
Cliff finishing the 6-mile kayak portion in an hour.
And then, he was on the run.
Just under four miles and extra physical challenges (at different stations, the runners had to do things like push-ups, burpees, running to the top of a wooden tower.....to name a few) and about forty-five minutes later, he crossed the finish line.
So, while Cliff was doing his thing, I did mine. Photographing the wildlife. We see these birds at the beach all the time, but for the life of me,
I don't know what you call them.
The seagulls were plentiful.
They didn't even mind posing.
Be Back Later,