Friday, August 24, 2007


Yesterday scored some of the best surf I've seen in awhile. Really nothing spectacular, but better than anything I've seen on the WA coast this summer - chest high clean lefts @ Elwah. It was a pleasant reminder on why I try to avoided surfing out on the coast as much as possible. Buoy is still reporting 5ft @ 11 seconds...I should have stayed, but work needs to be done.

Surf still a possibility this weekend, but will have to drive further out if I want to hit the Straits again. Elwah is a mess with the weekend crowds. There's talk amongst the boys about heading East and doing some wake surfing behind John's boat. I guess I'll get my turns in one way or another.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Lazy days

More summertime surf this past weekend. Not much of a workout, but still good times with friends.

Drex and I slept in a little and missed the morning glass. Surf was knocked down by the time we got in. Session lasted for about 2 hours and then met up with friends who were in town for Anne's birthday.

Checked out the local art fair. I had a hard time considering any of it art, but in the same sense that I don't consider my Grandmothers choice of home decor as 'art'.

Picked up a few fashion tips while I was out there...

Yes, that's her leash wrapped around her waist.

Monday, August 13, 2007


'Surfy' is the best word I can think of to describe this weekends conditions. There were waves, but much smaller than anything I would consider 'surf'. Nonetheless we still had a good time. Water was warm, weather was nice, and a few friends to share crappy beer, cold sandwiches, and ankle high waves with.

Big plans to go surf this weekend already. Predictions of monster surf, but it's still 6 days away so alot can change. I'll settle for anything other than the 'surfy' again. Maybe something will materialize this week and I can take a day off as long as it doesn't interfere with an anticipated job interview and my sailing classes.

Otter's B-Day this weekend too. Cheap tickets to Mexico would be ideal, but a long shot. I'm sure what ever we get into will be a good time.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Great Outdoors

Sunday morning surf with Jackie waiting in the car- super low tide, no wind, not much swell, and a bunch of people in the water. Plenty of fun waves in the inside. Lasted for about 3 hours. The rest of the crew showed up when I was packing up. I guess they had a really fun session too.

There's talk of heading back to OR and surfing with Dax again. Not sure if I can make it because of work stuff. I can maybe work out one night.

Yesterday I took the day off and went to Tolmie Peak. Pretty good hike - 6 miles and lots of vertical. The view from the watch tower was the big payoff. The peak over looks a few alpine lakes with Rainer in the background, and in the other direction you can barely see the city.

I would have stayed longer to try and get some good pics at dusk, but the bugs were out of control. I never experienced mosquitoes like that in my life, and I grew up close to swamps in Florida. I'm surprised how many few bites I actually have. I remember at one point looking down at my arm and seeing about 30 blood suckers on my arm alone. Next time I'm bringing the Deet.