8th April

Warming up nicely on the range at Bloemfontein. 

 
After a much enjoyed day off yesterday, it's back in the saddle in the heat. The morning is individual shooting, Queens one format, in the Free State Cup. It's the first shooting of the Grand, and the vice captain has chosen this morning to roll out a brand new shooting jacket. 
 
This afternoon is team shoots: the Dewar, being 2+10 at 300m and 600m. We have entered 3 teams of 6 firers, being wind coached by Raincock, Barnett and Underwood. 
 
No animals yet spotted on the range; perhaps we used up a lot of animal spotting coupons yesterday.