奧巴馬無官一身輕 海島度假玩風箏衝浪


ANN@The China Post

美國前總統奧巴馬自從今年1月20日卸任以來就開啟了瘋狂度假模式。又是打高爾夫又是逛海島。近日,奧巴馬乘坐私人飛機到億萬富翁理查·布蘭森的私人島嶼上度假。在此期間,奧巴馬更是學起了風箏衝浪,盡顯他的運動天賦。

A number of people around the world are stressed out about what’s going on in the White House — but former President Barack Obama doesn’t look like he’s one of them. 全世界很多人都在擔心白宮正在發生什麼,而美國前總統奧巴馬似乎並不在意。

A smiling Obama was enjoying being jobless as he rode the waves recently in the Virgin Islands with Richard Branson. 奧巴馬最近在維爾京群島與理查-布蘭森一起玩兒衝浪,享受無官一身輕的生活,十分愉悅。

布蘭森是英國億萬富豪,他的維珍集團旗下擁有超過400家子公司。

從照片中可以看到,有關白宮的一切似乎已經從奧巴馬的腦海中徹底消失了,他笑得很燦爛,盡情呼吸島上的新鮮空氣。

Branson published a blog post Tuesday with pictures and video of the ex-president kitesurfing off one of his private islands in the British Virgin Islands. 週二,布蘭森在他的博客上貼出了奧巴馬在英屬維京群島玩兒風箏衝浪的照片和視頻,這裡是布蘭森的私人島嶼。

Obama, and his wife, Michelle, have spent time vacationing with the Virgin Group founder since leaving the White House Jan 20. 1月20日離任之後,奧巴馬和妻子蜜雪兒來到這裡與維珍集團創始人布蘭森共度假期。

Branson writes that Obama, a native of Hawaii, told him he was prevented from surfing by his security detail during his time in office, so he jumped at the chance to learn how to kitesurf. 布蘭森寫道,奧巴馬告訴他,之前出於安全原因不能衝浪,所以這次他抓住機會學習如何玩兒風箏衝浪。奧巴馬出生在夏威夷。

風箏衝浪是一項借助充氣風箏,腳踩衝浪板的一種集聚刺激、驚險的水上運動。

風箏衝浪的原理非常簡單,就是將充氣風箏用兩條或四條強韌的繩子連接到手持橫杆上,借著操作橫杆來控制風箏之上升、下降及轉向,並結合腳下踩著的各式滑板,就可在海面、湖面、沙灘、雪地上滑行甚或將人帶離水面作各種花式動作。

從照片和視像可見奧巴馬笑容滿臉,其中一幅照片顯示布蘭森鬧著玩地雙手握著奧巴馬的脖子。 “It was a huge honour to be able to invite President Barack and Michelle Obama down to the British Virgin Islands for a complete break after Barack finished his second term as President and the family left the White House,” Branson wrote. 布蘭森寫道:“在奧巴馬完成第二任期,全家離開白宮之後,非常榮幸能邀請到他和夫人來這裡完全放鬆一下。”