Today was the first class in our course: Archery for Beginners. In short:
- Patient teachers
- Great fun
- Harder than it looks
- I am the class duffer
- An open field on a Spring evening requires many more layers of deep-winter clothing than we had thought. A brazier and a hip flask might have been good too.
I am so cold, even though I've been home for a couple of hours now, that I can bear it no longer and am going to bed with a hot water bottle. I may have frostbite....
Here's a picture of one of our group, A, shooting her first arrow. By the end of the class, she had almost hit the tiny cross that marks the dead-centre of the target.
We go back for more next week, but this time we will be prepared for that biting wind off the fields. Where's my thermal vest?