We didn't get to the Holiday Motoring Excursion due to unforseen matters so we went to lunch at the beach. Here is what the young folks without old cars do in the winter in California.
Like the bumper sticker says,
Work is for people
who can't surf.
Being a 60's era southern Californian, I instantly said "go surfing" when I say the title of this post. The pictures confirmed what I was thinking but then why would you put your Model T away for the winter when you can drive it to the beach with the surf boards in it?
Which one is you, Frank????
The one taking the pictures, Stan....
I am so old that I quit surfing in 1952 when they stole my $5.00 board from the yacht club at Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro. Kicked up nose, square tail and a short oak one inch wide carved skeg. Seven feet long hollow made from redwood stringers on the sides, pine ribs and covered with 1/4 plywood. Painted red with the letters SPSC on it and a cork in the drain hole. If you find it I still have a $5.00 reward out on it. Most likely it is now worth $1000.
I used to sell fule to Ole for 17 cents a gallon when he was jig fishing albacore before we went to college together at Long Beach State in 1954. After he graduated he made surfboards out of balsa with redwood or mahogany stringers down the middle for strength. He now lives in Lahina and still builds them the same way for big bucks.
Life was good, no wet suits just girls to keep you warm. Good golly was that 57 years ago ? No in a week it will be 58.
Gee and here I figured that Frank and Ralph would give me personal surfing lessons when I got down there in January as I didn't figure either one had a "day job". Oh well I guess I will leave the wet suit at home.
Whats that big fin looking thing sticking up out of the water in the back ground?
Just think, seven more years and things could have been very different?
Here is what I was doing today instead of working on my T projects.
What's that white stuff, sand and dirt are sort of brown ?