Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Best of Times, and the not so Best of Times

Sandy Neck- 3 miles from Chapin, nothing but slicks and waves as far as the eye can see, perfect wind for a 10M kite, sun throwing silver diamonds across the glistening water, my board taps out a rhythm as I skip across the washboard ripples. Chriz is out here exploring with me. This is good. This is very good. I'm in my happy place.

$50 Parking ticket- There's a very nice officer in the parking lot when I get back. Apparently, if you park at 8:00, before the parking lot attendants arrive, kite out to Sandy Neck, come back at 12:00, you've committed a parking violation. $50 worth of violation. I try to explain about the slicks and waves as far as the eye can see, the silver diamonds and my happy place. Violation. You need to be here between 9:00 and 10:00 to pay the attendants or you're in violation. I'm a scofflaw, a dangerous violater. But the officer is interested in kiting. It looks like so much fun! Yeah it is. Just don't do it in Dennis. You'll be in violation.

Chriz's GPS Tracks

Chapin, Kitesurfed, NNE, 15-25, 10M Rally/Mako 150, Chapin with 60 - 70 kiters, Sandy Neck with Chriz.

Learners Report
Josh- didn't get a session this week but he did last week. Chapin, high tide, choppy. He struggled with riding toeside in the bumps but was getting some good chop hops.

Paige- finally got her body drag session. She got dragged. She got bounced. I forgot that she is so much smaller and lighter than me, probably should have had her on a smaller kite. She was still smiling though.


Dunoyer said...

Dennis crossed the line on that one. I call it abuse of authority. Why couldn't they simply collect on your way out?

scooper said...

Jean- In the past they've always asked me to pay when I get back to the lot. Not this time. I don't know why idea why they changed their approach. Also, half of the early birds got ticketed and half didn't. Seems like enforcement based on a whim.

Dunoyer said...

Enforcement is too kind a word. I would call it harrassment.