Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera

I got it handed to me pretty good yesterday.  I still dragged myself out of bed this morning to go paddle out.  Everyone was out once again watching as the waves peeled off the point and rolled all the way into the beach.  I am going to finally admit that I am so out of shape its ridiculous.  I got to the outside caught 3 waves then paddled out for a few more. 
As I’m paddling back out I got caught in the Impact Zone.  Its a place filled with white foam and sea spray where mother nature repeatedly kicks your ass and you can’t do anything about it.  It seems like lifetimes, but in reality its probably just fifteen minutes worth of it.  I’m blinded because of all the salt in my eyes and spitting up water routinely.  My hair is now really long so just as I get it out of my eyes and open them comes along another beast of mother nature pile driving me like a rag doll back into the rock and coral.  Good Times! I tell myself as I paddle to shore on my belly riding waves here and there.  Damn, I’m alive! I think to myself. 
Everyone was gathered at the shack telling stories about their rides.  I finally hit the sand grab my leash and board and begin walking up the slope.  Nope, not yet.  Mother nature bomb dropped me one from behind. It took me out at the ankles and threw my legs completely over my head as I land on my back.  MF’er mother nature.  What the hell was that all about?  I made it up to the shack for a good laugh and then was done for the day. 
The sea was totally glassed over so I saw diving in my best interest.  Kate and I went out shooting for the afternoon before everyone came over for dinner. I lost a spear in a cave trying to shoot a lobster I shouldn’t have been shooting.  It took me about an hour before I could get in there completely and get it back out. I did shoot a nice hogfish and 2 lobs for dinner. I guess I shouldn’t forget the two killer racks of baby back ribs I got the other day as well! I feel like hell.  Think I’m going to sleep for a few days.


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