With Christmas fast approaching, Santa is working on his jumps (presumably coached by Dasher.) Yeah he's got the reindeer to get him and the sleigh around, but with all the supersized gifts those reindeer butts are draggin' by the time he hits the west coast. So every foot of air Windchimp Claus can generate will help kids in Maui get their toys (like they need more toys!)
Jeff reports on a sesh I missed last week: "...chose to brave face-pelting rain & sail the nuking nor'easter at Napeague with Scott, Frank, Bruce & the Wolf. I rode 4.2/86L fully sheeted out, and should have been on 3.7 like everyone else. Caught a few waves in front of the fireplace, including one full speed jump off a 4-5' wave."
Take a look at the windmeter for the day. Yeah, they got wind!
I tried to take a selfie but all the rigging kept my arms from getting the extension necessary. Had some issues in the nose (stringer needed work, also some delamination here and there. Scott said "Hey I do that kind of work...I coulda saved you a few bucks!") In the two weeks before the procedure the doctor told me to mix up some salt water in a glass and snort it up each nostril because "it will help clear your head". I then explained the length, depth, and g forces I've applied to such endeavors in the past, and that I was well aware of the benefits. Doc approved.
On Monday I find out when I can get back on the water. I'm hoping I haven't seen the last of the 2014 season!
Say what? Chatting with the Wolf on Friday as we discussed how long it had been since our last session at Meschutt, I brought up the time one of our sessions was caught by Google's satellites for Google Maps. He didn't recall it so here it is. I was cruising Google in 2009 when I saw that the Meschutt photo was from one of our sessions. You can check out the full post on the image from 2009, in which I note by reviewing the vehicles and rigged gear (my 5.5 had a specific look, the Wolf and Scott are there) in which I determined the photo had been taken two years earlier. Alas, not a single chimp works at Google, and they have since heartlessly replaced the photo with some random image from a summer.