Sunday, October 26, 2008

Bread and Water

Friday after work I took a detour to baby beach. I had a couple of phone calls to make, so I sat by the ocean playing catch up with friends whilst eking out the last bits of the day.

It’s been calm all weekend with no wind and plenty of waves, here’s Chico checking out the conditions at Hookipa.

I was pulling on my rash guard at Kanaha as a friend (that was just leaving) gave me his report “John was on his stand up and yelled to his buddy ‘dude you’ve got company’ and there were a couple of 8 foot sharks behind him” Seeing my mouth form a long horizontal line he said “Hey don’t worry, they’re not bothering the 30 or so people who are out and there’s also plenty of turtles, it’s beautiful”! I can be flip about sharks as I’ve never seen one and truly believe they are misunderstood, still it’s not exactly what you want to hear just as you’re headed off into the ocean! I figured with my white skin there’s no way they’re gonna mistake me for a seal, so I paddled out thinking way too hard that I wanted to see a turtle.

I didn’t catch shit as it was too big on the outside and too small on the inside and while I didn’t see a turtle or a shark my friend was right, it was beautiful.

There's no such thing as 'too big' for the real surfers...Michelle is that you too deep and about to get worked?!

Double drop.

Looks like bread, tastes like bread and by golly post aqua I did what any self respecting quasi surfer would do, I baked a damn fine loaf of honey wheat bread! Now credit where it's due, all the kneading, baking and rising was handled by a bread making machine. Easy....yes?
Not quite, as this was GP's effort from three weeks ago and even the birds haven't eaten it!

11 comments:

Lano said...

GP punches out a nice loaf....hahaha!

Sharon said...

LOL-yes he does and better than being two slices short of one!

Anonymous said...

May I just say that daughters who discuss sharks and go in the water to sail is a definite "no no" where this mother is concerned. Out of sight, out of mind is my philosophy on this one.

No wonder you and GP are so slim if that's the sort of bread he serves you!! Yours looks delicious, all those years at catering college didn't go to waste, although I do think they would frown at the words "breadmaking machine".

Mater x

Tulsa Gentleman said...

Good Lord Sharon, you absolutely live in a paradise. Your Mater must have a great stack of jig saws by now.

Anonymous said...

I do, I do! BUT, when I have had enough of them I take them to the charity shops where, I'm pleased to say, they are quickly snapped up by eager jigsaw enthusiasts which benefits both the charity and the buyer:-) I had a clear out a few months ago and the local Hospice came and collected 50 jigsaws from me to sell at their summer fayre. I don't normally hoard so many but, having had a stroke a couple of years ago, I went off doing jigsaws but, joy of joys, the enjoyment has returned so not only does that give me something to occupy my mind but benefits the Hospice charity shop as well. Satisfaction all round.
I also enjoy putting paintbrush to paper or canvas so, yes you are right, Sharon's photographs give me double pleasure - hence my comment about the Tulsa views you show.

Mater x

Rowena said...

Some fine surf pics there (but thank goodness no sharks).

The birds won't touch that bread? Dang spoiled chickens! I suppose they are way too much accustomed to McD's scraps or whatever the tourists throw at them. ;-)

cammar said...

The recipe must have been wrong!

Anonymous said...

ABsolutely GP - a good cook never blames himself - perhaps the breadmaker was having an off day when you used it?

Mater x

cammar said...

it's a female bread maker and she was having her period..

Anonymous said...

My verification word is "MOTOLLY" and, for once, I'm motolly lost for them! Sexist Pig.

Mater x

Sharon said...

Mater: I beg to differ, you had a few more words in you!