Didn't feel particularly energetic or awake this morning, and knee was also a bit iffy. After a certain amount of procrastination and a false start of sorts, I decided a bit of rearrangement of the week was in order (it's probably not such a bad thing not to be flying home on Friday with wet swimming gear anyway).
That was before getting the latest news from home
. After seeing that, the next few hours in general, and the swim in particular, passed in something of a daze. (As many of you know, Bruce and I go back a very
long way - he was my original junior coach, among other things). Can only hope for the best of outcomes (and at least the conditions are favourable, and will stay so for a couple of days).
Then it was back to an afternoon partly spent writing, once I could concentrate enough to write, and partly spent watching the news coming out of Portugal and Ireland getting worse and worse. (I'm assuming that the Australian media has only noticed the Irish part). For the second time in a few months, a Portuguese bushfire disaster feels particularly close to home - this time because it appears that the WMOC 2008 forests are amongst the many which are going up in flames.