Most importantly, we had ourselves a beautiful baby girl, Keira Sylta Horrocks. Born on Tuesday the 30th July At around 11am. she came out weighing 9 pounds 8 ounces and everything went well, it was a long labour but Maike was absolutely incredible and I have to say I have a new found respect for that ladies tolerance levels to pain! No way I could have done that!!
We've had a few quiet days at home and trying to get used to the fact there's another person in our house! You don't really realise until its there in your arms what's actually happened and how fragile and vulnerable new life is, I have to say I'm a super proud dad, not only of our daughter but of Maike too.
It's with great sadness and a reminder of the circle of life as the news reaches us of the passing of Andre Paskowski, for those who may not of had the pleasure of knowing him as I did, he was super friendly, talented windsurfer, kind, enthusiastic and all round good guy, taken from us after a long battle with cancer at the age of 31, I can only wish his family and friends my condolences at this time.
With the arrival of new life and the passing of another in mind it makes me appreciate more than ever just how lucky we all are to be on this planet at the same time, and how short and precious life is, it also hits home a heavy reminder of what's important in life, it's the experiences and the people that make it, both departments I feel truly blessed with now.
Now I find myself in Tenerife at the PWA World Cup, the conditions so far have been on the whole good and the forecast for the week ahead is excellent. We're already well into the single elimination and I'm happy to still be in it after a close first round tie with Leon jamaer, things go up another level now as I have a former world champ Victor Fernandez in my next heat, I'll have to sail out of my skin to win that one! But who knows, maybe it's my time? (edit - no it's definitely not my time!! he kicked me out good and proper!)
So here's a couple more shots of the action so far..
Now that i'm out of the single elimination in 9th spot i have to wait for the double elimination to come around, i have to win a few heats to keep my spot but so far it's not been too bad a start to the season..
the forecast looks pretty epic.