Well I'd be lying if I said that it was anything but EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The road thru Coloma and the blueberry fields turning colors surrounded by every color under the sun with the trees blazing.......the frontal line hugging the Michigan coast as we pulled into Da Haven.....the NNE wind that switched to due N as we looked at the storm passing thru....the waves that were butter smooth at the blue stairs.....a perfect 23-25 mph wind with clearing skies on the horizon....the 5 BROS cruising down the coast with the waves building the entire time....copper and yellow trees lining the sand dunes....the "fishbone" sky that shrouded the sun.....(and you know what was going on for all of the 23 mile run).....toeside, heelside, toeside, heelside, toeside, heelside, toeside, heelside, toeside, heelside.....so many freakin' waves....cranking turns with your buddies three ams-lengths from you, just smilin' and smilin' and smilin'.....rounding the lighthouse at St Joe and taggin' an 8 ftr with your buddy right next to you.....sand blowin' down the beach as we landed the kites......Todd's lovely wife Angie picking us up with a full cooler.....standing on the beach with BIG T, TODD G, STEVE, and JOHN watching the sun melt into the BIG LAKE......the ride back up the Blue Star to South Haven saluting the trees.....Perch baskets at Joe's with everyone just beaming and being.....Now that's my kind of party!!!!! Toasting JIMBO with an Oberon!!!!!
Too dreamlike to even be real....I knew it was fate, destiny, the rock I found up on Lake Superior.....call it what you want....I call it PURE MICHIGAN!!!!
KUDOS to John Lynch....the circle is complete buddy....you rocked!!!! I met John last year in Saugatuck after Jimbo and I did a downwinder from South Haven. He had been windsurfing. We needed a ride, and he kindly offered....gave us water, nuts, chocolate and took us all the way back to Da Haven. I told him to let me know when he wanted to pick up kiting, and I would gladly reciprocate the favor. Well he took right to kiting, and has progressed safely and steadily with his skills. Yesterday, he made the big step.....his first downwinder, and 23 miles at that. KUDOS, that is what it is all about....spreading the aloha, spreading the stoke!!