sailing westerlies at Wello. (good day today thou)
You know it's winter when its that windy Elmo says, " I better rig small" and he pushes the mast up a 6.2m when everyone else is on 5.something
Wearing your favourate old man slippers
checking the forecasts every 10 minutes in the hope that you can manifest wind through sheer hope and repetition
When your mood is consistiently less than chipper.
You buy a new full length wetsuit, as I did today.
Its also over when you think about moving the Queensland.
Going down to wello 8.00am in the morning
actually working at work (instead of sitting there looking out the window until the trees bend at midday and then p!ssorf early)
turning you clock back one hour.
when our fabulous nwesters come back like today
When my feet and hands turn blue after a windsurf, then thawing out in the shower when warm water feels like it's boiling, it's all character building
when you have to step over a pile of jeans when you get out of bed instead of a pile of boardies.
...turning you 4/3 wettie inside out to check for spiders.
Not having to wear a stinger suit whenever you go out (in queensland) and the water is actually COLDER than the air temperature.
You cast an eye over the snowboard and start contemplating trips to Japan and NZ.
The boobies get covered up,
ooops, wrong thread, maybe