Posted by: newenglandsup | December 18, 2008

Mediocre Surf…but I got some pics of a stone cold fox!

I brought the wrong board today. The surf forecast was calling for chest high and the cam looked pretty good before I left but by the time I made it down to the Cape the waves had dropped to knee to waist. It was also kind of confused…tough to catch because it was breaking inconsistantly all over. I had the 11-2 with me. Wish I had brought the 12-6. You can catch smaller waves a little deeper with it and I haven’t been on it for awhile. I also could have just cruised the coast with the seals.

There was 3 or 4 different swells coming in and my head wasn’t cooperating today so I fell a lot which was very frustrating. Most of the swell was from the NE but I kept getting blindsided by one from the S every once in awhile. For some reason when I’m struggling like that it seems to help if I take a break.

Went in and cracked the thermos for some hot soup. Always a good idea to warm from within when its cold. After a 10 min break I went back out and sure enough things were much smoother. Caught some nice if short rides. Ended up surfing for 3 hours and decided to call it a day.

I’m glad I did. That’s when I got the pics.
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Sorry for the subterfuge guys…I know you were probably expecting something very different. I was sitting in my truck just getting ready to go when he came walking out of the dunes.
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He couldn’t have cared less that I was there. Even when I got out of my truck and followed him over the top of the dune. I got within 20 feet of him. He turned and looked at me but was too intent on the mouse he was about to catch to worry about me.
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He killed the mouse, walked a short distance away and then chowed down. I watched him for about 10 mins and in that time saw him get 3 mice.

What a beautiful animal. Very surprised he’s so unafraid. I’ve only seen them at a distance before. This guy is obviously use to people.
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Hope he keeps his belly full when we get all the snow tomorrow.

I’m planning to go out for a flatwater paddle in the snow in Plymouth Harbor tomorrow. We’ll see how bad the storm gets.

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