to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
– Walden, Henry David Thoreau
PB, you Crusty Old Sea Dog, in the last year you've switched from surfing to SUP, given up espressos for weak soy lattes (?!) and more recently gone vego. But man, nobody could call you soft. I'm so relieved that since having a family you're (apparently) more cautious in the big waves.
* Photo credit goes to local lad, 16-year old Joel Barker.