|One of my favorite east coast surf spots...Hank sees it for the first time.|
Since the advent of this blog, I've written about these trips almost every year. Here's 2008's trip (DE/MD). And 2009's trip (Charleston, SC). And 2011 (Delaware). And 2012 (Delaware). We already made a trip to Virginia Beach in April 2013 (here).
|Hamming it up at the mouth of Delaware Bay|
Even after we got married (2000), I would make a point to charge pretty hard in the outdoors at least a few times during the trip. For a few magical years that Amy's parents had a beach house in Southern NC, we'd go down in September and always get hurricane swells. We'd time the trip for dawn low tides, and I'd surf from dawn until 10am every day, and possibly get a quick evening surf in, spending the rest of the day lounging around and attending venues and activities that my wife was interested in - hey, the system worked.
|Delaware sunset, June 2013|
We'll see. I miss surfing. I miss saltwater fishing. I miss the ocean in general. It is so exciting to be teaching my son about all of it, and now that he's seen surfing actually happen, he's pretty excited to try it. I'm not ready for that, though! Hank's swimming skills leave much to be desired.
We'll get there. He loves the beach. He loves the waves. That's a pretty big gift for a dad to get.
|Henry and one of his partners in crime|
|If you're very quiet, maybe you can catch it?!|