After a long flight with some extra waiting, lost luggage and a lot of sudoku's solved, 4 sweds, Trond Klimek and I arrived in Sharm el Sheik. We got picked up by Sebastian, organizer of the Bizzy Blue Hole competition, and drove through the mountains to Dahab.
It feels very good to be back here (it's been a whole year!). Things are pretty much the way they were. The goats still eat paper, the camels walk the streets and we are woken by the morning prayer of the neighboring moske. And the blue hole is as lovely as ever.
I went into the water for the first training session today, and managed to do exactly what I had planned: a few warm ups to get the feeling back, one time 41m CWT and then playing around with CNF and the noseclip on the second session. It works much better than before, so I have high hopes that I'll be able to do a decent CNF NR this competition.
We're going training tomorrow as well. "We" are an increasingly large amount of freedivers from Norway, Sweden, The netherlands, South Africa, France, Czech Republic, Brasil, and some more countries. The atmosphere is good and the spirit strong so far. I'm looking forward to next week when three more norwegians are coming to join the company, Bjarte, Steinar and Fredrik.
That's all for tonight, but pictures will follow shortly. I'll have to get some sleep if I should be able to get up in time for yoga tomorrow morning...
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