I was driving through Pismo Beach last Sunday, and decided to stop atthe pier. Looking out, the sea was wind-whipped and sun-drenched, butmostly calm — much to the disappointment of the surfers bobbing in thewaves.
There were two kiteboarders out on the water. They were using the highwind for all it was worth, slashing through the sea and catching airoff the tops of waves, like BMX riders, but wetter. I so want to do this sometime.
Kiteboarder and surfers
Having made his point, he heads into the sun
Lots of birds flying, or trying to fly, in the high wind. Many werejust hanging in air, enjoying a stationary vantage above it all. Thisgull gave a look, wondering why we weren’t up flying with him.(“I want to learn to fly like that,” Jonathan said, and a strange light glowed in his eyes. “Tell me what to do.”)
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