2008-11-06

What I Missed!!

Well, if you live on the OBX or were here visiting this week, you likely have had enough rain brought by the recent coastal storm to last for quite a while. Pouring showers Tuesday, Wednesday, and half of today flooded much of Avon and brought Rt 12 to a crawl. It has been quite windy though with 3.7m conditions over the past two days (Andy's got some nice reports from Avon), and 5.5m wind today near Oregon Inlet! Unfortunately for me, I missed it all! I was out searching/road sailing over the past few days; however, lack of enthusiasm to go solo in Nags Head with pouring rain and 35+ mph wind (Tues and Wed), along with enticing wind/decent side to offshore wave conditions, yet gray skies, spitting rain, and solo on a battered beach south of Oregon Inlet (today) kept my gear dry.

All in all, if only the weather would have been inviting?! Though, Fall miserable weather is much better than Spring. At least this time of year, the ocean water remains relatively warm!

Oh well, SW is forecast to return this weekend. Whether windsurfing or surfing, I am definitely getting wet!

PS: I only have one week left! Lauren and I will be joining the ranks of joyful parents very soon!! I may be missing a few upcoming windsurfing sessions?! : )


Mid-loop during a recent 3.7m sound-side session at Windmill Pt in Nags Head. Definitely not the past few days though...there is blue sky in this photo!

12 Comments:

At 6:14 PM, Blogger Andy said...

Man all you missed was some spitting rain soundside lit up bump and jump... nothing epic... but I won't lie, we sure had some fun!

Good luck this week!!! Do you know if it's a boy or girl yet?

 
At 6:17 PM, Blogger Bill said...

Well, keeping that as a "blog" surprise! : )

 
At 8:04 PM, Blogger PeconicPuffin said...

Love that mid-loop image.

All the best with the new arrival!

 
At 9:51 PM, Blogger Mac said...

Holy crap! You're going to be a dad! Sorry if I sound surprised...you know...I had this image of all you OBX guys with no kids, windsurfing everyday, etc. Speaking from someone who has 3 kids...I guess now you'll just be windsurfing every other day instead of every day!

It's a gift! Looking forward to more news on the arrival. Congratulations and best wishes, Mac

 
At 9:11 AM, Blogger Charles said...

Congratulations! Here's some advice from someone whos been there. Convince Lauren that breastfeeding is best. This way you'll have the first two years free since the baby will only eat from mom. Great way to keep the free time. Have a second child in the next 24 months and you'll have the next 4 years to yourself. Next we started the Mommy + Me swimming lessons at the YMCA when the kids were 6 months old. Neither of my two girls are hardcore surfers, nor do they have any interest in windsurfing, but I don't have to worry about them in overhead surf, they're both comfortable in the water, I think because we started them so early.

 
At 9:47 AM, Blogger George Markopoulos said...

Janis a I will be thinking about you guys this week. Prayers and best wishes to the Bell Family!

 
At 5:09 PM, Blogger Bill said...

Thanks all! Yea, Lauren and I are counting down the hours now, and we are ready!?!

 
At 9:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you know the hour when she'll give birth?

 
At 11:09 AM, Blogger Catapulting Aaron said...

Congrats dude!!!

 
At 11:23 PM, Anonymous mom to be (aka Lauren) said...

The birth should be around 7:30 or 8am Thursday morning....which means we'll be at the hospital at 5:45am. Apparently no one got the memo that we are not morning people. ; )
Our little guy should be windsurfing in 6 months or so. heh heh.

 
At 7:41 AM, Blogger PeconicPuffin said...

I think you're about to become morning people!

 
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