Stand up paddling off the coast of Pawleys Island, testing a new GoPro HD camera mounted on the front of my board. This camera now sits on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, undamaged since it's waterproof. One day it will wash up on the shore of some far away country and whoever retrieves it will have a lovely 16 GB flash card with all sorts of paddling videos on it.
The fierce winds and crashing waves settled down a bit yesterday. Alex joined me in the afternoon and we surfed together on the big board. It was truly a one-of-a-kind experience. His face totally lit up when we caught a good ride and any fear he had melted away. I thought I was capturing it all on video too!
Then he looks at the back of the board and says, "Uh, Dad, where's your camera?"
Scratch one Go Pro. Ah well . . . the camera I will replace, but the images are forever lost.