It can be a daunting feeling, watching the pounding surf while sitting in your kayak on the shore waiting to launch. From your seat on the sand even the small waves look much more dangerous than they really are.
From a photographers point of view, this is what you want, to capture the moment of a kayak bursting through the surf, flying through the air and cresting the waves. the bigger the waves the better.
All you have to do is get out just beyond the break and wait for the right moment
This morning the surf was so so, nice for some shots but not good enough for surfing.
As I was otherwise engaged over the new year I didn`t relate to it at all. So now I take the opportunity to wish all a very Happy New year. Hopefully a year of peace, safety and prosperity and above all health.
The line from the song that's running through my head right now is "you don't know what you've got till its gone "
Question is how to keep reminding oneself of the good things in our lives and appreciate them while we've still got them. Not to lament when they`re gone.
And now on a lighter note, when I got home I found that our kayak Club Optimist has a new face on the home page. A nice little video showing some of our people and their views and how we get our kayaks to the shore and back The interviews are all in Hebrew but the smiles and body language is clear for anybody to understand.
This is a hard one to get right and I`m finding it difficult to get the words out right.
Last Thursday my Dad passed away suddenly after a brief hospital stay . I and my siblings flew to South Africa for the funeral , me from Israel, they from the USA.
I can tell you that it was a shock, being so unexpected .
I`m getting over the shock now and getting my life back , but all the time there are these strange thoughts coming into my head. Maybe later I will write some of them here.
For now lets just say goodbye and I will remember him with love .
My brother made a photographic tribute and if you want you can have a look.