And we had a lot of surf, for this part of Florida — being in the shelter of the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay usually keeps the waves from really crashing (they tend to calmly lap instead), but the potential for rain must have kicked up some extra wave power.
There was a nice breeze blowing off the water, too, which made things rather hazy to either side of us, and I think Brian thought it was a bit cold, although I enjoyed the cool sea spray. I like going to the beach even in scarf-and-sweater weather. This is why I want a sailboat — the breeze is my friend. I think the breeze was this windsurfer's friend, too.
It was nice being outside again after sitting inside, trying to craft and plot and blog and market and record. Maybe I'll spend part of my birthday on the beach, too.