Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Can You Feel The Heat

First stop on our road to London sees us landing in Tivat, Montenegro after an excessive amount of traveling. Singapore to Frankfurt to Belgrade to Tivat, with a 8 hour stopover in Frankfurt. There’s nothing like setting up a trolley bag camp in the middle of a busy airport. Upon finally landing in Tivat we were welcome by a gust of hot air and a setting sun over the majestic landscape. After spending 3 weeks in China and 2 weeks in freezing Canberra this was a welcome backdrop to our upcoming training camp.

With the mercury getting up well into the late 30’s it was needless to say we were very glad to be staying by the water. With everything at our fingertips we headed into a hard week of training, which included 3 training games against a junior Montenegro boys team. Needless to say these boys definitely gave us a run for our money. The games were fast paced they weren’t backing down, but then neither were we. During this week we had one day to take part in the tourist side of things, with only weights to be completed that morning.

A boat tour was organised, which included trips to places like the Blue Grotto and the Kanli Kula fortress just to name a few (pic of map). While stocking up on vitamin D we were able to relax and have some fun including a relaxing dip in the Adriatic Sea. The water was warm and a beautiful clear blue. Absolutely amazing! From 9am till 8pm we were out in the 38 degree heat doing the ‘tourist’ thing, enjoying what Montenegro had to offer. But at the end of the day we were all worn out and ready for some zzzz’s.

More days of hard training, clear skies and scorching heat followed. But none of us were complaining, as majority of our tours don’t find us staying on the water in a ‘resort’ type village. We were living it up. The week came to an end, we packed up all our gear and ventured onwards to Italy, Verese, inching ever closer to our Olympic destination. 

Thanks for the photos team.

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