Monday, April 9, 2012

Last Surf before Sleaford

...... for Ben at least.....well after he'd had his Sunday afternoon nap! ;o)

Poor chap obviously found the day trip to Cross Keys a bit too much, particularly given the Pirates' shock exit from the British & Irish Cup.

Moving on...

The tide had turned by the time we edged the beast that is the Almera onto the road to Godrevy, and was about at mid tide by the time we paddled out just after 4. A reasonably easy affair with plenty of water about to fill the channels before it filled the bay more than average. (High Spring Tides at mo)

But there was a decent enough wave to play with and the wind had held off longer than expected, with heavy rain and gales forecast by Monday.

All in all it was fun session with both of us picking up some rides to sate the need. Although with my easier access these days, I took the honours.

Ben though surfed (and paddled) with a lot more confidence than when last in these parts, but could do with a similar situation if he is ever to regain that youthful promise.

Even so, he displayed the old enthusiasm and found the energy to get out and swap boards for the bellie for a bit of banzai shore break action. Of course I had the key and had to ride one in and paddle back out again, but that mattered little as we made the most of his last chance in a while to get 'wet'.

Happy boys:o)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Claire's first visit to Kernow

April already and one or two dips since the last post.

Suz has begun work at Little White Alice and it seems to agree with her, as does the excuse to get out on the new bike at every available opportunity. Long may that continue, assuming it doesn't improve her fitness levels too much in time for the Worlds in September. Can't have the Maid out doing me again in the rankings.

Talking of the bellies, mine got an outing for the first time in '12, to coincide with Ben's christening of his 'Bomb' last Sunday.

Obviously this means that Emz and Claire are in town too; the latter's first visit of many to God's Country.

The beach on the whole is a mystery at the moment, but at least the weather has been clement enough not to discourage the lass too much ;o)

This afternoon it's a 'boys only' visit to Godrevy to have a blast on the Bomb's and clear out any cobwebs before we head into Wales tomorrow for the British & Irish Cup semi with Cross Keys.

Hopefully there'll be enough time for another surf with the logs before they head back on Tuesday.