During new year Phillip and family came for a visit. That was a nice
break in the daily routine. We managed to find some decent surf and weather was reasonable with quite a bit of sun shine. We were
lucky with some Westerly swell that entered Mareta.
I got to know some
van people as well. Mike invited for a great Curry, then everybody took
off for El Palmar, some with the intention to continue to Marocco.
During the period I was trying to place an order of a new surf board,
first with Lufi in Lisbon, and when that failed I managed to get Barbossa
in Arrifana to make me a board. That should be finished in end February.
I bought the surf guide "I love the seaside" . The authors are staying
in our condo at the moment. I like this guide because apart from
describing the surf beaches; not all of them, but enough, they also
guide you to a lot of the surf accommodation and smaller guest houses
Also I got a Quicksilver 4/3 winter suit,
super stretch. very comfortable. I replaced my booties for some 3 mm
neoprene socks. Works well, it gives a better feel with the board, only sometimes I "double" a toe. That hurts
a fair bit. Also i started The 100, a more than 50 section 4 season
series. So before I knew it January almost over.