League match v Looe
Are you sitting comfortably?
Then I'll begin.
Once upon a time three ladies from Cape were travelling to Looe to play a League match. Four of their fellow Capers and Captain Sue, were already on their way.
Just after Indian Queens... the car decided to play silly beggars... and an engine warning light flashed on the dashboard and the car slowed to a crawl!
Limp mode was a concept new to me (other than when I had poorly ankles) but not any longer.
We 'limped' into the Cornwall Services at Roche and ground to a halt.
While Di rang the breakdown people Fran and I went hunting a hire car... none was forthcoming.
Fran rang Brian who was enjoying a leisurely relax at home...he leapt into his car and headed for us... International Rescue was on its way!
In the mean time... Di had contacted the breakdown people who would be with us within 90 minutes... and we had talked to Sue to let her know.
She would ask if we could go out as late as possible.
...we had a takeaway coffee...
more time passed....
Fran went to wait for Brian by the services roundabout... and she spotted the Breakdown guy.
Have you fallen asleep yet?
I did ask if you were sitting comfortably!!!
Breakdown man tested the cars computer (telemetry or somesuch!) and pronounced it fine!
"It's an intermittent emissions fault" he said.
"Drive it with high revs and you'll be alright... if it stops again...just switch it off and it'll be ok again... you can get it sorted later.
If it were me... I'd drive on to Looe" said the man.
We weren't persuaded by this but thought we would drive on with Brian (who had by now arrived) following in case of another incident.
Sue and her fellow Capers had in the meantime got lost and were driving all over to try and find the golf course!
The day did not improve... Di drove up to the services roundabout... the light flashed on and Limp Mode was back in play!
We headed back to the car park... transferred all the golf stuff to Brian's car and squeezed ourselves in... messaging Sue to tell her the latest!
Some time later... we arrived at Looe...the first four matches were already on the course... the ladies made us very welcome... offered us snacks to take out with us... and without further ado, Fran and Di were in action.
Because of the delay getting there Sue had taken my place in the team...it was a good job she had her clubs.
Was that the end?
Not really...it began to mizzle then drizzle and then fog came in... but not thickly enough for the course to be closed...
|Looking at the 18th Green|
It has to be said that our team did a sterling job getting out there and playing, particularly Fran and Di.
The conditions did make things more difficult and the ladies from Looe were the deserved winners 5 matches to 2.
The matches were played in great spirit and we enjoyed a very welcome and tasty meal together.
While the matches were being played, Brian and I put the world to rights with the aid of Looe's Lady Captain and cups of coffee and tea! We discovered Cape and Looe share many similarities!
We're looking forward welcoming them back to Cape on Monday.
Well done everyone for soldiering on. The team today was Claire, Di, Fiona, Fran, Hilary, Ros and Sue, (Brian and I were the support team!)
Huge thanks to Brian for rescuing us... we would not have made it otherwise... and well done Di for your equanimity. Staying calm and unruffled throughout was very impressive.
I do need to add one final thing... in the car on the way home Brian quietly pointed out... that if the three of us hadn't made it to Looe... the result of the match would have been exactly the same!