One of the highlights of Gaz staying with us was our almost daily badminton hit-abouts around our apartment block. Ok, it wasn't on a properly marked-out court, nor was there a net to catch some of our terribly low tennis shots, but it was a great physical work-out, and lots of fun. The humidity was draining, so we often took water and 100plus with us to keep us hydrated.
Our ready photographer, Fidelia, captured some lovely images of us in action in a particularly intense exchange of hard-hitting badminton on a sunny evening. I miss these moments with Gaz!
Warmed-up with some easy forehands
Gaz got straight into the action with an overhead
I hurl a cock back towards Gaz
Gaz lines one up
Gaz in action with an overhead
I belt the cock across the yard
Fie took a couple of nice close-ups of me...reminds me of a few pictures of Roger Federer from this years Australian Open...not that I'm trying to put myself in his bracket, of course!
Gaz loves this picture because he thinks he looks like Keanu Reeves off The Matrix!
Great shot of Gaz guiding a forehand down the line
Jumping for a smash
Showing off my Roger Federer service action...eh-hum
Watching a backhand leave the strings
Gaz in action again
Gaz lining up the cock...
I almost have a collision with a rusting box!
Springing into the air for a backhand overhead, the most difficult shot in the book
Probably my favourite picture, suspended in mid-air, winding up for a big smash
Gaz weighs in with a meaty hit of his own
Gaz prepares for a backhand...
Look at the slice on that!!!
Knackered after a hard-fought match!