Monday, December 27, 2010

greetings from ecuador

Almost Flat in Ayampe
Snaggle asked why I would bring all the small wave toys?

This was the biggest wave we saw the 1st week

nanny nanny we still got in the water
Snaggle got really good at her Mat that Santa got her for christmas

Snaggle owning it on her Fourth Gear Flyer by Paul Gross

apparently we are here for a bodysurf trip but have to squeezed in a couple surfs. Waiting on three huge swells, here for 11 days but may turn into two and a half weeks.

A moment with Nature

Updated, in Ecuador you burn your idols, heroes and villains, its a New Years Eve tradition. Translation, a surf sacrifice was in order...

the last supper

burn your idols


scary new years leprechaun
Burn Idols Burn
Party Animals, we stayed up until 12:15 AM rage til dawn

New Year, no more getting skunked on surf trips, bring on an epic 2011!!!!
1/2/2011 Sacrifice Worked

Friday, December 17, 2010

stupid winter

Scenes from winter's past. Waiting on a Nor'Easter b4 we head off to Ecuador for warm waves and a tasty buzz, Ahhhh, the equator about as far as you can get from a waveless 14 degree december. Oh sure NJ was good for a day but than it was freezing cold and flat for the rest of the time, one bomb swell in 6 weeks just leads to god awful paddle outs and a lack of comfort in your 6/5/4. Winter pretty much sucks, but it sure makes for some pretty pictures.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Dirty Jersey

Aint no joke, 6 weeks of shitness greeted by a massive punch in the head. No its not the Situation getting ready to paddle out but its sure as shit the Jersey Shore. Snooki Dont Surf.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

summer and fall salads

that sums it up, the big yellow tomato's were feral, by far the biggest fruit of all the tomatoes we grew. Being I wasnt lucky enough to pick them all before the rotted from the vine I am sure we will have several more giant yellow tomato plants next year. The cherry tomatoes went bonkers, I think at one point the garden alley was an in passable forest of cherry tomatoes.

Earlier this year I learned I am now allergic to bees while trying to take fotos of my parents honey beehives, no bueno. Brought flashbacks of a close friend who passed away a year prior from being stung by a wasp. My arm inflated like a balloon from the tip of my finger to the top of my shoulder, four days of misery.

Friday, December 3, 2010

good critters

I think, therefore I blog??? something like that. Great garden season, even though it was crazy hot with little rain. I cant believe its December 3 and we still have roses blossoming, still have carrots in the ground that are about 14" long, and still getting herbs for pasta sauce. Oh, we still have peppers also, spicy ones, bell ones, green ones, red ones, orange ones, yellow ones. The past two summers Snaggle and I have unleashed Praying Mantis ?Eggs/sack/thing? to combat aphids and other bad critters. You wonder, did it work, am I going to get Mantis? Than one day you see one the size of your pinky nail and your stoked. Maybe late in the summer or early fall, you go to look out the window and check the tomatoes. BAMMMMM, mother fucking dinosaur sized Mantis staring right back at you, holy shit did we hatch that thing? Holy shit does that thing want to eat me? So cool.