Weekly Photo Challenge: Big

The size and power of the Ocean

This weekend I felt really small.

It started with my new toy:  a beautiful paddleboard!! The wonderful instructor that introduced me to paddleboarding helped me tie it down to the car.  The board is small compared to other SUPs but it is still huge.

Once I arrived at the hotel, I had wished that I had requested a first floor room.  The stairs were too small for the board. I was actually grateful for that.  Six floors carrying the board…no thank you.  The elevator was just big enough once I wrestled the board into the right position.

The next morning was my big chance.  I had about an hour to get to the beach and christen the new board.  The beach access behind my building was blocked so I lugged the board over to the next building and down to the water.  That alone was a workout!

I surveyed the water and determined the best place for entry.  The waves were huge!  I have never been in water that rough but I was determined.  Fish were everywhere.  Did I just see 2 small fins swimming near the shore?  …but I was determined.

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Responsibility Can be a Four Letter Word

I am running late for work.  I rush out into the garage, throw my stuff in the car, and look up.

Ooooo.  I just have to get a picture of that.  I can use my phone.  No, this calls for a real camera.  But I am running late!  I run back in the house, snap a picture from the garage, and run the camera back into the house.  The drive to work was exquisite torture.  The drive takes me east, so I had a gorgeous view of the sunrise.  Two things kept me from stopping and taking photos.  1) I took my camera back in the house.  2) I was late for work.

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