#110: Ride a wave

The South coast of New South Wales is much, much cheaper than the rest of the coast – mostly, I think, because the water is always cold (due to being, ya know, South-ish).

I rather hesitantly donned my antiquated swimming trunks and went to the beach with CJ. CJ happily plunged into the water at once. I walked in very cautiously, gasping at the chilly water every time it invaded another square centimetre of skin.

Over the course of about half an hour, I ventured forward until the water was somewhere between my waist and chest. At about that point, two things happened:

I started getting bored.

The wind picked up.

It all seemed like a very bad idea.

But then I spotted one of the rare waves had the even rarer quality of being in just the right spot. I jumped, paddled frantically, and it caught me.

Catching a wave is like being a very small child spun around by a very big adult. When you ARE an adult, and the one pushing you around is the ocean, it’s a wonderful, fast, weightless experience.

More plz 🙂

In real-time news, I have just learned the magical skill of links. Lots and lots of links! You can expect plenty more, my peeps!

A dignified nod of the head to Sommer, who gave me the shortest, most specific, easiest-to-follow instructions at Nathan‘s writing forums.

Published by Felicity Banks

I write books (mainly adventure fantasy for kids and young adults), real-time twittertales, and a blog of Daily Awesomeness. @Louise_Curtis_ and http://twittertales.wordpress.com. My fantasy ebook is on sale at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/278981.

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