MAULiday II attendees on the beach

Ori-MAUL goes to Brittany: the return

Fourteen members of Ori-MAUL went on an adventure to Dinard in Brittany, repeating the success of 2018’s inaugural trip.

Over a long weekend MAULers enjoyed glorious weather on the Emerald Coast, training together on the beach and sampling local delicacies. This year we were prepared with our own shade-making tarpaulin and tent poles, and figuring out how to put it up proved to be an excellent team-building activity. Between training sessions we swam in the sea, sat in shade of our own creation, walked along the coastal paths and even took a boat ride to St-Malo for an afternoon. Some of us also embraced the continental habit of long lunches and daytime napping.

The group encompassed yellow through black belts, so there was plenty of learning, revision and refinement to be had. The sand provided enduring interest, in the form of C-stepping patterns left by our feet, and a forgiving surface to land on for flying kicks. It got absolutely everywhere, but was as glittery as the previous year’s attendees remembered thanks to the area’s granite geology.

À bientôt, Dinard!