Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanks Again

The Thanksgiving tradition continued at the same spot as last year and while it was smaller than last year, I probably had a better time. Winds were less than 5 knots making it fairly comfortable in the water and the waves were waist-ish and clean. A small crew was out and the vibe was proper.

I grinned huge for the young(ish)kid who burned me on one wave and gave me a thumbs-up as he did it(he had position).

Thursday, November 19, 2009

El Meezy's Beach

It may have been bigger elsewhere yesterday but can anyone say that they had a whole beach to themselves(I've got my hand up)?

The call was the "unnamed beach break" that I've big-upped in the past. Knee-high stuff yesterday with some waist sets and clean. I spent most of my time working on some areas that I felt could use a little polish. My two best moments were two women giving me a standing o from the beach after I had done a little carving on one wave and when I was a little overzealous with my cross-stepping and went off the front of my board(no lie). Good thing I can laugh at myself.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I'm about to break out my hood and depending on how the weather goes, we'll see how many sessions I have in me before I decide to pack it in for the season. Luckily, I'm going to LA next month and will get to prolong the stoke a bit.
The shots above were taken a couple of months ago. I don't think I had even busted out my booties yet.
I hate winter.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Because I'm Lazy

Late to the party once again.

I love clam shacks. It's one of those quintessential New England things that I missed during my time out West. I maintain that the food found in some of New England's best shacks rivals some of the really high priced offerings out there.

Mrs. Meezy had a weekday off a couple weeks ago and as luck would have it, it was a honey of a Fall day. One of the(many)things that I appreciate about my better half is that she possesses the sort of spontaneous attitude that allows for spur of the moment drives to places like...Ipswich and Essex, which is where we found ourselves traveling to.

We stopped at Russell orchards so that SoEM could look at farm animals and so that we could indulge in our version of apple picking...hitting up the farm store. We felt a little peckish afterwards and decided to visit a place I've been itching to check out, Woodman's in Essex.

The Rhode Island side of me kicked in and I had a bowl of chowder and some clam cakes while Mrs. Meezy got a lobster roll. SoEM made do with a grilled cheese and some fries. Everything was excellent. I got to finish Mrs. Meezy's lobster roll and it was a fine representation of the clam shack staple. The chowder was also delicious but I could have made do with only two clamcakes instead of the four I opted for(eyes bigger than stomach). The view of the salt marsh out back also added to the ambience. Woodman's is definitely on the honor roll.