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20170714-2200: South Africa Junior Team
JWOC Finland - Competition week
The JWOC week is well underway. Weve had a few tough moments but overall it has been a phenomenal experience so far.Our first goal is to make it the start line with everything that we need (there is a long checklist of things to remember) and so far we have succeeded (touch wood). We were all a bit nervous about having to wear GPS trackers. The thought of having people back home follow your dot around a screen is rather daunting and there was lots of moaning from the boys about having to wear GP ...
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20170709-2000: South Africa Junior Team
JWOC 2017 Finland - Day 6 and 7
The team has had a busy few days! Andries finished writing exams on Friday so he and his family have now joined us in Finland. On Saturday afternoon we took him out to a middle relevant training area. He coped very well considering he was half asleep when we picked him up. The mosquitoes were very annoying again and despite large amounts of repellent we all got a few new bites. Sarah was especially grumpy as one got her on her forehead. We then headed back to the Swarts place for dinner which wa ...
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20170707-2200: South Africa Junior Team
JWOC 2017 Finland - Day 5
So after we finished writing the blog last night, the Sun - yes you did read right the Sun - of all things decided to pop out from behind the clouds and we thought that it would be rather scenic to go down to the lake and get some pictures of the view with the Sun in it. What was planned to be a 5 minute walk to the lake ended up being a 2 hour sit down on the pier to wait for Sun set. It was completely worth the wait, even though Sarah was hiding under so many layers that she looked like a mars ...
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20170706-2000: South Africa Junior Team
JWOC 2017 Finland - Day 4
The morning greeted us with a chilly vengeance and with much self motivation, we emerged from the warm embrace of our beds to begin our day. Todays drive was about 45 minutes and Sarah finally seems to have gotten the hang of driving here: we drove on the correct side of the road the whole time and didnt miss the turn we had missed twice already.Training today was on a long relevant map which meant 1:15000 (Queue collective groan). The main issue with the 1:15000 we found was that reading detail ...
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20170705-2143: South Africa Junior Team
JWOC 2017 Finland - Day 3
The morning started at 8 oclock in complete daylight. We have yet to see any darkness on our trip. We took a 45 minute drive to the training for the day - it was a middle relevant area that once again was on the edge of the embargo. Within the first 5 minutes of the day we had already driven on the wrong side of the road and had missed one of the turnoffs (We blame google maps).Once we had arrived at the parking for the training map (1km from the start) we were viciously attacked by a swarm of b ...
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20170704-2152: South Africa Junior Team
JWOC 2017 Finland - Day 1 and Day 2
After a very long Flight from Johannesburg to Helsinki, most of the JWOC Team arrived in Finland. The drive from Helsinki to Tampere (pronounced Tum-pear-rare according to a friendly Finnish guy) was rather uneventful besides from the first five minutes where we were found ourselves on the wrong side of the road. We did seem to drive through three different weather systems - from sunny skies to a light drizzle to torrential downpour.We arrived at the campsite where we are staying for the next we ...
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