Flour Bluff, Texas
Swinging again feels good. The process of changing my golf club set out for a set with shafts to fit my wimp old age status is complete. Today my back seemed good enough to try out my latest driver if swinging was done carefully. My back liked the light exercise and the driver performed wonderfully. In the last two years my swing speed has dropped noticeably. The shafts now feel like they should feel when the ball is struck properly. Now all that is needed is some cooler weather so that a round or two can be played. Even when riding, which is not my favorite way to play, this 92+ degree heat is too much for me.
The rest of the day was spent goofing off and trying to decide what to do after Labor Day. Sometime during next season when the weather is cooler, my intention is to make it back to Big Bend and the Guadalupe Mountains. At those locations will some gentle hiking be done. Between my bad knees and fat belly there will not be any hero hikes even attempted.
In the mean time a lot of serious walking and carrying a weighted pack needs to be done to prepare for the winter hikes. It would also be wise to keep on losing some of the 35 pounds of excess fat my body carries.
Rockport Texas is my next destination for a month at least. The total time will depend on the weather out west. Laurence Parent is a professional photographer who took this next picture over in the Guadalupe Mountains of West Texas. Hopefully that scene will be within my ability by this winter.
Tomorrow looks like it will be get the yak set up on top of the Truck. My back feels like it will do the job ok so it is time to get busy. Between the new yak, the new crossbar locations and finding places to tie the yak on top, it should be an interesting experience. After that is accomplished, it will be time to get busy paddling and trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.