Friday, October 30, 2009

Surf Fridays!

This really made me smile... a past Halloween at Blackies.

Beware of the ghosts in the waves tomorrow... legend has it they like to haunt the waters on Halloween. They like to spook you into taking off late. But you know, the ghosts get really angry if you pick up trash at the beach on your way out. They really hate that.

Have a booooo-tiful weekend!

Monday, October 19, 2009


Inscription reads:

He was no trouble.

The little pet cemetery in San Francisco's Presidio is so sweet. I happened upon it years ago and took this photo. The last line in the inscription brings a little tear to my eyes. It's definitely worth a look at some of the other markers.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Surf Fridays!

Yesterday morning, Jay and I spontaneously got up extra early to go to the beach and check out the waves before work. They were supposed to be pretty big, but it was a lot bigger the day before. We shoulda been there yesterday, as the saying goes.

This little break on the south side of Linda Mar is called Boatdocks. Way out past that tip of land is a section that no one usually surfs. One guy was out there surfing and catching some pretty large waves. We figured we'd drive up the hill to check that out later.

But first we sipped our coffee, watched the dog chase sea birds and enjoyed sights like this one.

Once we drove up the hill, we watched things from a different angle. This young fellow came out to sit on his chair and watch the surf scene, and about 10 minutes later he'd had enough sitting and went to get his board.

We watched that guy who was by himself come all the way in, and Jay said, "I bet you that's Jeff Clark". Sure enough, Jeff Clark comes walking up dripping wet and had parked next to us. We told him we were enjoying watching him surf and he said, "Did you see that sketchy take off on the last one?"

Fun fact - Jeff Clark surfed Mavericks alone for 15 years before it was widely discovered. The dude is amazing.

We're all amazing in our own way. Have a great weekend. 10-4 good buddies.