I am terrified of sharks. Terr-i-fied, but grabbed a SUP board today and headed out to paddle the BIG Water on Isle of Palms. I totally know why surfers wear rash guards. You should see my arms! So I couldn’t pull of a Kate Bosworth in Blue Crush, but paddled around on my knees for a long time and even stood up (once!), and that was good enough for me. I was EXHAUSTED and totally proud of myself. That was some choppy water.
The Windjammer was hosting a Surfing Expo, so I was surrounded by actual surfers trying out different SUP boards. A little intimidating, but they’d come right up beside me and give me tips and were totally encouraging. It was awesome! Can’t say I’ll do it again this week… I might not be able to get out of the bed tomorrow…but I totally want to get back out there one day and try it again.
In other news we’ve been eating on-island this week and I’ve been so hungry and tired by the time we’ve sat down, I’ve forgotten to take pictures. I know, right? I never, ever forget to take pictures! It’s all the sun and the surfing (wink. wink.). The best fare so far has been a Shrimp and Chorizo Sausage Quesadilla from Banana Cabana. I haven’t had a single bad meal in that place and the fact that we don’t have to get into our car and drive to get a meal is a plus right out of the gate.
I think I’m headed into Chucktown (aka Charleston) this afternoon, so I promise I’ll deliver on the pics if I get into anything cool, which, let’s face it, will probably happen. Who are we kidding.
Happy Saturday. Wishing I had brought this DVD with me. Did I mention that Miss Kate used to date Alexander Skarsgard (Generation Kill, True Blood…)? Here’s hoping he’ll be our Mr. Grey. Anyway, here’s another summer anthem.