What great Spring weather we had last week! It was warm and sunny, I even got to wear board shorts and slaps after my last surf session on Wednesday. But I spied an ominous site on my way home. The acacias had burst into full bloom, yellow pollen was everywhere...and I'm allergic to acacia.
It is a well known fact that in Latin from the Greek, acacia is translated "thorn," as in thorn in my side. Sticking me for what or why, or why me, I just don't know. By Friday I was losing my voice, by the weekend I was mute and looking down the barrel of a nasty head cold. No surfing was in my immediate future, dry land was my fate.
No big thought I, it's gonna rain and blow out. It rained, it didn't blow out, and the yellow pollen powder ran in rivers down my driveway, then dried in cake runs of hardened dust when it was over. The surf smallened, but there were lots of rideable waves. On Monday the swell came up, the weather cleared and it blew offshore like it meant it all morning.
All I got were these pictures which in my allergized condition, were enough to get me through.