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Back to the Bitter End

February 10th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Sandor and Lars are present and slowly sinking into the Caribbean ways of windy, wet days and evening Caribbean cocktails.  As usual Sandor showed up with a bad back from the Plane flight and right away it looked like we were on a Rainbow Charter as I being the good friend that I am and quite certain of my sexuality by now, offered to give him a little massage and adjustment.  It worked and he was in the water in the late afternoon on their first day here on a 12m kite and doing his best superbeork kite loops to unadjust his back and hit me up for another not so sensual massage.

The wind is already up this morning and Lars took 1.5 hours to rig his 8.0 V8 (windsurf sail) that Sandor ripped by laying on it before it even went in the water. A little duct tape and the sail was a good as new,  maybe?  I think were going to get Lars kiting by the end of the Trip after that early morning rigging hassle.

We spend the last few days up at Anegada before we picked to boys up and that little island is so cool.  The only coral formed island in the BVI’s, (the rest are volcanic) the highest point of land is 30ft or so and is just made to rally the little scooters we rented around in tropical roosting fashion.  No one fell off even in the deep sand and it gave my super rash another day out of the water to heal.  Ty hit up the super good kite spot while we were cruising on the bikes and like the small world we live in ran into Peter Trow and Amy Naff and the Flexi Foil team doing their 08′ product shoot.  Ty ripped it up with them for hours and ended up acquiring one of their wakeboards that they left on the beach,  we should be in Cali. by June to get it back to them, as we were unable to hook up here to return it.

So its 10am the wind is cranking, Sandor is ready to eat the kitchen sink, my rash is almost healed, Lars is rigged, Ben is getting the camera gear ready and Ty is always ready to go, so were on it and I’ll try to write some more later this evening to keep everyone posted to all the fun and hijinks.


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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Gem Salaman // Feb 10, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    What would a sailors life be without duck tape eh? Keep your side wrapped up so you can continue to play with natures little secret and have fun star gazing on the tramp without me!

    Enjoy a painkiller or two and have some wise words from me:
    Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.

    Gem and Lola. xx

  • 2 Jamie // Feb 10, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    8.0 ? If you guys are on 12s, lars should be on a 6.5 ayy! I guess the only plus to windsurfing is that you can launch right off the boat ,,,,no need for a beach. Warm and sunny here….it was in the 80s inland yesterday…wow….!A little surf is showing but no wind. Waiting for pictures of the stunt suit in action! late. JD

  • 3 charles logue // Feb 10, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    Yes! Sounds like great times with some new friendly faces onboard. Sharing the NaturalMystic adventure will give you all a shot of adrenalin and enhance your appreciation for this unique time in your lives. Savor the moments. Charles

  • 4 Lars Olson // Feb 11, 2008 at 12:01 pm


    You are correct….I should have rigged the 6.5. Sailed the 8.0 maybe 5 runs….way overpowered, not enough downhaul major rigging hassles…leasoned learned. 6.5 now rigged doing some computer time waiting for the sun to mellow out a bit and the wind to fill for the afternoon session. Mid day the wind backs off a bit, mornings and evenings the best. We are in the groove now after a few big nights of fun. At the Bitter End having a great time and going to Anegada maybe tommorow.


  • 5 andra // Feb 13, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Has Lars found the Chicken Coup down there. Lars sang Tainted Love when we chartered down there. Ask him about it. The photos, weather and day to day life looks perfect. Ciao

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