A 3-1 weekend!
Wow, there is so much going on this weekend – West Cork is a hive of activity. Tomorrow is the Bungee jumping in Ballydehob organised by super-teen Ryan Crowley. If you don’t want to jump there is still plenty of fun to be had with live music and the wonderful thrill of Zorbing!
Also, the West Cork Rally, takes place this weekend. It all kicks of tomorrow the 19th March and will continue through to Sunday. For more info visit the website here http://www.westcorkrally.com/ there will also be live updates all weekend on Twitter or follow West Cork Rally on Facebook.
We had a note in our letterbox today saying that tonight the night navigation rally will pass down our road. The note urges residents not to be alarmed and to please ensure pets are safely out of the way. Wow, sounds fun – I didn’t even know such an activity existed until today. Apparently, the night navigation trials are tests of map-reading and direction finding skills as much as they are competition driving. Each competing car has a driver and a navigator and they are given a list of grid references from which they must work out the prescribed route (which can be anything from 96 – 442 km in length). There is a strict average speed limit of 48kph and there are manned time controls along the route where entrants have to check in. The aim is to complete the entire course, maintaining the speed limit and picking up as few penalties as possible. The Trails take place under the cover of darkness and our note said they would be passing our house around midnight. What fun! Maybe next year I will join in! As the event is not a speed event, any standard road car can take part, so my battered old people-carrier will stand a good enough chance.
It is said that “a brilliant navigator in a well driven Morris Minor will succeed where a poor navigator in a fast car will fail.”
So, all I need now is the offer of a navigator! Anyone?