Yesterday was AWESOME, I learned how to surf!! Tommy took Jake and I to one of the local surfing spots, and we both stood up by our 3rd try, which is pretty darn good if I do say so myself. It was SO FUN! I didn’t manage to do any cool tricks (yet) but it was still a lot of fun just hanging out and pretending to be legit. Hopefully I’ll be able to go surfing again before I leave so I can stand up for more than a couple seconds.
Today I had scuba! The weather was gorgeous and it was a great day to be outdoors. Bill, my dive instructor, is about 60 and is an extremely good teacher. We practiced lots of basic skills in the ocean, since they don’t have a pool, and saw some cool fish and corals. There wasn’t a whole lot to see where we were, but apparently next week’s dive spots are phenomenal so I’m looking forward to it. The only other person in the class is Ed, a 58-year-old who lived in Marin for awhile is now settled on the island. He’s super cool and it was a fun dive. I got home, made some stir fry, and am reading a Michael Crichton book I picked up at the Salvation Army. I also found a $2 tank top there! Yay! And bought some delicious malasadas (Portuguese donuts) at the farmers market.
Sorry for the lack of photos, I’m hesitant to get my camera too near water at this point, but I’ll try and be better about my visual aides!