Well, I’m not sure what this has to do with sea kayaking (or the south west), but we simply wanted to thank paddlers Kevin and Alice for giving their friends the most wonderful weekend imaginable. The following photos should give a random flavour of events through their wedding weekend.
Incidentally, Iceland lived up to its name this weekend, with the ambient temperature as low as minus-16 degrees celsius during the day. I quite fancy returning for some sea kayaking, but it’ll need to be a bit warmer.
Kevin (background of photo) said, “Follow me”.
Alice (foreground) answered, “Are you kidding?”
This story (quite true) serves as a perfect metaphor. This weekend, Alice marries Kevin and follows him into the black abyss of … okay, maybe that metaphor doesn’t work so well.
Alice is posh, and used to work for the Queen. She is terrifyingly efficient and recently worked 24.8 hours a day for a full year to get her MA, scoring 106% for every test. Her husband-to-be is an unkempt commoner and once barged Prince Andrew out of his way to get to the beer (true story). Despite claiming to be a ‘Master of Synchronicity’, he is always unbelievably late to get ready for anything, especially paddling.
They are made for each other.
They are getting married in Iceland, in order to enjoy the Northern Lights. Heather and I fly out to Reykjavik tomorrow night. The weather is forecast to be -11 degrees Centigrade on arrival and beer is £5 a pint. Alice had better show up at the church …