Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Ahoy Sailor!

Ann bought me a remote control boat for my Birthday - the snappily titled gizmovine t01 - and today was my first opportunity to try it out.

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So, David and I headed down to Wicksteed Park and their boating pool. The conditions were perfect in that there was no wind and it was reasonably warm.
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Unfortunately David’s boat developed gremlins and after initially springing into life, suddenly went quiet - and we just couldn't get it to run at all! 

So, it was left to me to put mine through its paces, even if I now didn't have anyone to race! It didn’t disappoint, zipping along at a phenomenal speed - and its manoeuvrability was unbelievable. Luckily I took some spare batteries with me as each pack only lasted around 20 minutes - but each time it was an exhilarating 20 minutes!

An hour later, I’d exhausted them all and in doing so, the Boat had sustained a few ‘battle scars’ (mainly down to me crashing it into the side of the boating-pool whose edge was made of concrete). Ouch! 😮

Wow! What a maiden voyage!