This is the caber toss. Or flip. Or whatever it's called. The rule is, it has to flip in the air once and the goal is to get it landing at twelve o'clock. About 5 out of 11 guys made this goal, so there was a tie breaker afterward. In the regular caper toss two other guys help you lift the caber to your shoulder, get you situated to throw, etc. In the toss-off you've got to do it all by yourself. I think only one person (Rob) did it, but Martin came close!
Okay, but the barfy part I just have to put in is that I was pleasantly (and I mean that, they were all really nice to Anja) situated between a couple of 15 or 16 year old girls on my right, and a couple of maybe 14 or 15 year old boys on my left. From the girls, the whole time Martin was out there, all I heard was how handsome he was. From the boys, after he was finished, all I heard was "dude, that guy's strong." The girls were so funny and it took all my self control not to lean over and tell them proudly that he was my husband. Of course, he came over at the end while they were still there, so they probably figured it out. And the proudest part of all was that none of these kids had those kinds of comments for the others--just for him! He was probably the youngest guy there though, or at least one of the youngest.
So anyway, now it's Sunday and the day finished out nicely with only a very short exhauastion-induced fit from Anja, who is now sleeping soundly. I'll probably make another post tomorrow, depending on how the day goes. I'm sure I left out a thousand fun details! This is kind of rushed because I'm eager to join Anja in her state of sleep.