|"Well I was born in the sign of water, and it's there that I feel my best." -Little River Band, Cool Change|
Helena tamed. Backhanded spray and clean green frames explode on the blanket of snow in front of
Malibu Beach. 7th Street, Ocean City, MD. 1/8/2017 -MSS Pic
Water in the low low 40s. Air in the mid 40s. Winds have been blowing outta the east-northeast as of late. Snows from Winter Storm Helena now history. It's offseason. Even if I was there, I'd be adhering to the no surf stratagem. However, plans are being put in place. Resumes being sent. In search of that beach/surf home. But, like catching that next wave, it is all a matter of timing. Feel the tail begin to lift. Nose planes out. The surge of water flowing past you. Charging down the wall. That's the rush we're waiting to feel as our objectives begin falling in place. Miss the crash of waves. Miss the spray of salt. I miss the Ocean. Keeping the faith. Got to.
Chicago Guard. Never turn your
back on the Ocean...concrete or
Brew of the day. From the deep south, along the banks of the Bayou Teche waterway. Bayou Teche Brewing gives up Bayou Peche IPA. A hop cannonball at 70 IBUs. Three varieties of hops, peaches, more hops, some caramel and pilsner malts, more hops, more peaches, some Bayou water, more hops... you get the picture. ABV at 7.5%. Few of these will make you feel cannonballed. Pours a cloudy orange-gold with barely a one finger head. Thin lacing. Peach and mango in the aroma. A citrus and peach explosion on the palate. Lightly sweet balanced nicely by the bitter. I rated this one a B+/A-.
"To me 'drink responsibly'
means don't spill it."