We had the opportunity (and privilege) to watch one day of the recent Nissan World Cup Qualifier held in Port Elizabeth. Rain and gale force wind didn’t put any horse or rider off – these guys showed exactly what they are made of and entertained the passionate crowd with professionalism and outstanding riding.
The same gale didn’t stop runners, cyclists and paddlers to compete in various events over the weekend – but we were all saddened by the news that one competitor in the annual Pete Marlin Surfski Competition, held in East London, was reported missing. The organisers were stunned by the support they have received from fellow paddlers, the community and rescue services to search non-stop in the hope to find him. It is always good to see how a community can stand together.
We all love the outdoors. We love nature, and the various things we can do in nature. Some with a bigger risk than others, adding to the enjoyment. It remains a privilege, and we should not stop doing these things. But please take the utmost care for you and your family when you are out there.
Our thoughts are with the family.