Dolphins

Or maybe I should say whale and dolphin. Me being the whale and Jo being the cute dolphin. Lately Jo and I have been swimming after I come home from work during the weekdays.I wonder how long this bout of swimming will last? I hope all through out winter and perhaps forever.

When Jo and I were young, we were part of a swimming team and had to train in the pool every weekday under the watchful eyes (and timers) of our coaches. How many laps did we swim each day? I can’t remember, can’t be less than a 100?

You would think that with that much swimming, we would want to rest during the weekends. But no, for a treat, we would go swimming during the weekends as well! But it was a different sort of swimming where there were no repetitive laps, just the deep blue water world and our imaginations. The stories that Jo and I would get up to, mermaids, princesses, fishes, houseboats.

After swimming,we would meet up with the rest of the family and have dinner by the poolside restaurant. I remember our favourite was the beef burger which came with a sunny side up. What a treat!

It’s funny that after so many years, I am again swimming with my sister. Although there are no longer mermaid stories, giant burgers or staring at the cake display afterwards (come to think of it, we never ever bought a slice of cake), swimming with Jo is still really really nice. If only Jan and Darren could join us, if only I could meet my family for dinner afterwards, if only, if only.

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6 Responses to “Dolphins”


  1. 1 slappedbygunk June 13, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Those good old days at Stampark, sigh. I want to move to Perth. Then after swimming we can go eat unhealthy things hehe.


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