Monday, August 18, 2008

Lightning strikes twice


Sure it wasn't the greatest idea to sail tonight after work, but it was really, really good in the backyard. I spent a good amount of time working on protecting the stitches and figured I was good to go.

What I didn't count on was a second accident as the same fin bit me again in the back calf just inches under the original bite.

I was stunned. Twice in one week!? At least I was right in Herb's backyard and I came ashore and walked home leaving a trail of blood down the street.

No trip to the hospital this time. Callista sterry stripped the wound and I'm patched up and ready for more.

First thing - I'm sanding down the fin a bit. This thing is obviously out to get me. UPDATE - via Facebook, Chris thinks I should just destroy it. I'm inclined to agree.

UPDATE 2 : Of course its going to be windy again soon. South 15-25 Friday and SW 15-25 Saturday. Cripes - at this rate I'll be on crutches by the time I head to Maui in October for the Magazine board tests!

4 comments:

carrera said...

I guess there's something to be said for forgetting to take the fin cover off before going sailing! ;)

David said...

I suppose I could just sail around with one of these things on my fin...

http://www.isthmussailboards.com/prodinfo.asp?number=FINCLAM

Catapulting Aaron said...

You clearly haven't been reading my blog.

http://humancatapult.blogspot.com/2008/08/quick-how-to-windsurf-refresher-for.html

Eric said...

http://www.wjno.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=244038&article=4117332

Could be worse...