Surf’s Up!

Picture of the Day 22: Sax’s first surf

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After a hard morning spent playing Arkham Asylum on the Playstation, Ryan finally pulled into town and it was time to hit the river!

It was a beautiful, cloudless, boiling day. We grabbed the body boards, the towels and the dog, and drove the short distance out to Little River. There were a few other swimmers, and people exploring from the cabins across the water, but we had the rapids and downriver to ourselves. Ryan and I took it in turns cruising down the rapids on boards while the other stood downstream to field Sax when he invariably jumped to the rescue.

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To keep himself occupied, Sax found a stick. Sax loves sticks. I’ve seen Sax throw himself over ledges of untold heights after sticks, into winter rivers, even into swamps. Unfortunately it doesn’t have to be a stick thrown by me; anything moving at speed above his head will do. He’s essentially mobile ground defence for airborne missiles. So when Sax had this stick, we had this idea…

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Put the stick on the body board, and what do you get? Sax surfing! After a little trial and error, we managed to get him into deeper water.

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From here Captain Sax cruised downriver (with both Ryan and I holding onto him, of course!). Only on our return upriver did our ship meet disaster – namely my being too short to keep hold of the board and keep my head above water. I abandoned ship for the shore, and Sax lost his grip on the stick. I went to stick rescue, and Sax went to my rescue. Of course this only necessitated Sax’s rescue, and he made it to shore none the worse while Ryan and I dragged ourselves to land sodden and beat!

But not to mind. Soon Sax had found a stick he was sure was safe from the body board.

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Not a bad way at all to spend a Saturday afternoon. 😉


About Anneque Machelle

Anneque Machelle finds the best in indie sci-fi - so you don't have to. Her background in biology, engineering and fiction writing give her a Geiger counter to find the most radioactive underground hits this side of Pripyat.
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