First though, a little interesting stuff…
Over on the west coast of the Island yesterday, fall and winter were battling for top spot and the wind was blowing something fierce. So fierce, that the mondo waves there postponed the 2010 Tofino Cold Water Classic Surfing Contest.
They’ll try again today (it’s beautiful here in the Valley, so hopefully they have nice weather too), but just in case you have not witnessed the breathtaking beauty of Vancouver Island’s west coast where the contest is being held, a picture…
BTW, I strongly urge you to click on this picture to the right so that you can see the detail. The area is BEAUTIFUL! A trip to Tofino should be on everyone’s Bucket List.
So, my reason for posting is not to impress you with my obviously limited surfer lingo (“mondo” is all I’ve got in my repertoire), nor is it to promote tourism in Tofino. Rather, it is to impress upon you that this coming summer, I may no longer be in my right mind.
You see, I’ve been thinking that maybe I’ll take surfing lessons from the Surf Sister Surf School over in Tofino. They teach only females and they even do a mother/daughter camp. Now wouldn’t that be fun? If I’m going to be out of my right mind, I may as well bring my children along while I’m at it!
I haven’t decided yet…I’m mortally afraid of sharks thanks to JAWS and there *are* sharks in those waters…not prolific numbers, but I’m a bit of a worrywart and so if the possibility exists, I admit that my mind can quite easily run rampant with myriad scenarios, most of which include much blood and pain and probable death.
So, I’m a little frightened, but I hear there’s strength in numbers…anyone care to join me?