スケボーでもスノボーでもありません Not Skateboard, Not Snowboard, Either

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急に真冬のように寒くなったり、真夏が訪れたりの不順な天候が続くなか、4月最後の週末、ここぞとばかりに初ビーチに繰り出しました。いつものサンタ・クルーズです。ケーシーとドラゴンが2回目の雪山ベア・バレーに臨んだのは、そのわずか1ヶ月前。もうビーチで遊んでいるとは、不思議な感じ。気持ちのいいお天気に、ビーチも時間を追うごとに人が増えていきます。

ドラゴン、この日はスノーボードをスキムボードに替えての水遊び。波打ち際で、打ち寄せた波にスキムボードを浮かせ、波と一緒に引いていくボードを追いかけて、ぴょんと飛び乗ってちょっとしたサーフィン気分を味わうのです。スケボー、スノボーの流れか、いとも簡単に乗りこなしてます。スケートボード、スノーボード、スキムボードときたら、次は何ボードだろう。。

この日は出遅れたので、あまり長居せず、途中で見つけたベーカリーでちょっとおしゃれにおやつを食べて帰りました。それにしても、海岸沿いを走っている時に見たおびただしい数のサーファーにはびっくり。波待ちでプカプカ浮いていて、海まで過密人口でした。


Not Skateboard, Not Snowboard, Either 
 
The recent weather has been so unstable. Sometimes there would be sudden temperature drops, taking us back to the mid-winter, or sometimes the temperature would surge as if it were mid-summer .  On the last weekend of April, taking a chance that it would be a fine day, we headed down to the beach, the first beach going this year.  As usual we went to Santa Cruz.  It was only a month ago when Casey and dragon enjoyed their second time snow sporting at Bear Valley.  I felt strange now we were at the beach.  The cozy weather brought more and more people into the beach.
 
Dragon, this time, instead of a snowboard, played on a skimboard.  What you do is, at the edge of water, throw the board onto the receding water, run after it and hop on to it.  It makes you feel like instantly becoming a surfer.  I suppose skimboarking is along the line of skateboarding or snowboarding since dragon made it look very easy to ride.  Skateboard, snowboard, skimboard...  I wonder what board comes next.

Our stay at the beach wasn’t very long. We had a late start. After having a snack at a fancy bakery that we had found on our way, we headed home. While driving along the coastline, I could not believe my eyes when we saw a numerous number of surfers floating, waiting for a wave. Even the ocean was densely populated that day.
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by danceofdragon | 2010-05-06 03:49