AFTER breakfast I blow up the paddle board so it’s ready for this afternoon’s adventure.
First main task of the day is to try and sort some of server-side email problems. it takes a while and a bit of re-jiggling, but I manage to get it all sorted eventually.
In between times I do a wee ‘stock check’ to see what we have and make a shopping list for Margaret.
Wondering what to have for lunch I spot a cauliflower left over form Christmas and decide to make bang bang cauliflower in the air fryer…and it turns out great. I’m not long finished and just got into my wetsuit when Fiona arrives. We blow up her board and head for the bay.
I have a few ‘hacks’ in place to make things better…first up, I found an old guitar case strap that clips onto the d-rings on my board and acts as a shoulder strap which makes it easier to carry. Also, after researching my foot pain I try some thin socks under my wetsuit feet and instead of walking to the bay in the wetsuit feet which I find really uncomfortable, I wear a pair of crocs which I can store ‘on board’ under the bungees.
Another thing I found out is that wetsuit boots should be under the wetsuit, not over…that – along with the socks – makes a big difference 🙂
It’s a lot windier than we expected though and although it’s good experience, get back to the bay and fighting the wind is hard work and slow progress…plus I have my first spill since learning to stand up on the board.
Back home we have a coffee and Fiona heads off. I clean and dry my board, have a shower then make the Italian sausage sugo for the pasta were taking along to Betty and Joe tonight.
While it’s bubbling away I make some poolish for a batch of pizza dough,
I get back to the studio and work on rebuilding my online and in (in-person) guitar lessons website until Margaret gets back with the shopping.
We put it all away, cook the pasta and mix in the sugo and take the lot along to Betty and Joe’s where we have a lovely evening. And my pasta goes down a storm 🙂