Sunday, December 26, 2010

Douglass Christmas 2010 - Blizzard Babies

Gee, I feel like I'm in an episode of "Little House on the Prairie". Snowed in, sister's baby is worryingly ill, supplies are running low, and I'm about to have to cross-country ski over to the doctor's house. At least the wireless internet is still working fine.


Here's my older niece yesterday with her favorite present.

And here are some other nature and people pictures from my folks' new place in Asheville, North Carolina. These were taken by my aunt Mary Garland and Uncle Tom, who are big-time nature enthusiasts.

Apparently it's a blizzard in Boston, too, with 50 knot gusts. I wonder if anyone is windsurfing?


Scott said...

Heh, *I'm* not out windsurfing today. It's bitterly cold, and I don't like it when my gear freezes. Seems dangerous...

Brian said...

Merry X Mas James!

Thanks for a great year of posting windsurfing stoke and various other thought provoking topics!

Here's to a windy 2011!


Frank said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year :)

Glad to see your Dad moved away from the snowy north.

Hear in Texas we are windsurfing:)

PeconicPuffin said...

Shouldn't we have your "2010 wind and water sport analysis" post by now, with a five dimensional hologram charting windsurfing and kiting in Florida and Cape Cod, complete with pivot points for wind speed and fin size? Nobody does it better...I look forward to reading it!

James Douglass said...

Hey Puffy- I stopped recording my sessions after 2009, sorry! I figured I was injecting so much nerdy obsessiveness into my windsurfing with the GoPro videography and blogging that keeping a spreadsheet on top of that would have been geek overload and might have detracted from my actual enjoyment of the sport. Roughly, I would estimate I had between 100 and 150 sessions in 2010.

PeconicPuffin said...

Wow...and I thought this was the year we'd get the James session recording iPad app!

I hear you about geekdom getting in the way of enjoyment, though for myself I've found that shooting on-the-water video (I used to sail with a boom mounted camera) was distracting me while sailing. I've never found making notes after a sesh to get in the way. If for nothing else I like being able to review the sail and boards used to help plan for future purchases.

C'est la shred.