Reidy writes

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Fun in the sun

Hej Alla

For everyone that didnt get to watch my video of the Swedish Helicopter training you should be able to watch it here in my Mobile Me Gallery

The sun has been shining for us the last couple of days and boy are we happy about it ! Yesterday we did the tourist thing and hired a car, it was ROADTRIP time. With map in hand we were heading north to a small island off the northern tip off Gotland island called Faro. Faro is home to some cool very old rocks. The countryside along the way was beautiful, banter in the car was funny and the food at the little cafe we ate at was outstanding. Great day all round !










Today has also been another super fun day starting with some Jet ski training with the Swedish search and rescue crew. These guys have there own purpose built Jet ski (Rescue Runner) designed by their team in Stockholm. The whole Jet ski is actually 2 pieces, the engine and the hull. The hull has 3 separate air chambers so in the case of a rescue on rocks and the hull is damaged it will still float. Also the hull can be replaced at a very low cost. We each got to have a ride and test the beast out. I thought it went well.




After a quick bite to eat for lunch we were back down on the beach. This time doing some fun training with the local nippers from Gotland. It was great to see how enthusiastic the kids are about surf lifesaving over here. We started with a light jog down the beach, played beach flags and the put them through their paces with tube and board rescue relays. Everyone seemed to have an awesome time and the day was a huge success !






I'm on the Murray Cod (Nod) as I write this. Predicting a very early night for this sun beaten, tired little man. Tomorrow we are putting our Swedish lifeguard friends through a tough M shape (swim, board, run) course tomorrow morning :)

Only 2 full days in this wonderful place then we are heading to Goteburg for 1 night then down to Tylosand for 6. Let the good times continue to roll on !

Peace out :)

11 comments:

  1. U guys know when ur headin to scotland? WoUld be amazin to meet you all! My dream since a was a kid was to be a lifeguard but as im epileptic it will never come true! Would be great to meet my inspirations! Jenna 24

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  2. So u Will be in Tylösand on tursday?and for à few days?i Would love to meet u guys and i Would love to go on à date with an aussie Guy!cmon!

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  3. BRILLIANT!!! LOVED IT, THOSE LITTLE KIDS WERE LOVING IT!!!! I UNDERSTAND WHEN U COME BACK TO THE UK U WILL BE VISITING DEVON WHICH IS LOVELY....BUT THERE IS DEFINATELY MORE TO UK THAN THOSE PICTURESQUE PRETTY BEACHES LIKE THE EAST COAST AND ITS NOTORIOUS NORTH SEA, AM SURPRISED BEING IN TO SURF SAFETY U ARENT GETTING TO GRIPS WITH IT... MAYBE NEXT TIME HEY!!!!! eNJOY BOYS AND EASE UP ON THEOSE HEAVY NIGHTS HOPPO....... WE AINT AS YOUNG AS WE USED TO BE!!!! XXX MWAH XXXX

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  4. Happy to see Hoppo! Maxi is just funny crazy when he was leading the warm ups. Wish to see you Reidy in your videos hahaha take care

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  5. This is what you can expect weatherwise in Tylösand during your trip. Sorry guys :-(

    Forecast --> http://www.vackertvader.se/tyl%C3%B6sand/10d

    Welcome!

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  6. Tja! hoppas att ni trivs i Sverige :) eftersom ni är i Sverige så skulle vi vilja se en video på er när ni pratar/försöker prata svenska,det skulle vara härligt att se/höra :)

    Now in english:
    Hello! Hope you like it in Sweden :) 'cause you are in Sweden, we would like to see a video on you guys speeking/trying to speak Swedish, that would be nice to see/hear :)

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  7. hi!so fun ur in sweden...will u be in Falkenberg at all??hope ur enjoying ur trip!

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  8. hello, im glad you are having a nice time - it makes me happy to see you guys having a great time :) - i cant wait till you get to the UK, not long now. Have the most amazing time in europe and hopefully i'll see you when you get to england :) xxxx

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  9. Hi there!
    I wish you a warm welcome to Halmstad and Tylösand! I'm sure you'll have à absolutely fab time with the nr 1 lifeguard in Tylösand: Leif Karlborg who happens to be an old friend of my family so say hi from the Edenquists :-)
    /Maria Edenquist

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  10. Great pics... your world is amazing ;-)

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  11. We would like to see a video on you guys speeking/trying to speak Swedish,
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