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雖然夏天已俏俏地過了一半,我依然懷念這個香港最美麗的海岸和親切的你們。
今天看見Yahoo這篇「我要揚帆出海!」的報導實在興奮不已。

「在遠離煩囂的碧海上悠然自得,將生活壓力統統拋諸腦後,心情定會豁然開朗!」似乎是我闊別已久、令人悠然神往的感覺。沒有多少能夠理解,除非你曾踏過搖曳的滑浪板上,眼前只有蔚藍的天與充滿生機的汪洋;頃刻之間煩惱不再,一切只在乎你想繼續在那只有天和海的空間停留多久。活著多好。

長沙!我很快再回來~~~!

我要揚帆出海! – Yahoo! 去邊度

浪高長岸


It have been half year I didn’t get myself wet by sea water and the smell of the ocean. Feeling tired to sit in front of the computer and facing a list of never end tasks, today I picked a book on my desk which I have borrowed 3 months from school library – “Windsurfing”.
It’s quite old honestly, but I feel the fun from the author across the time. I have exactly the same feeling as he wrote the first page. I can’t do the same, but definitely I’m running my mind away with him.

I was starting to feel weary, old

During my everyday activities, I seemed to be trudging knee-deep in mind, the weight of work bearing implacably on my desk. At every turn there were forms to fill out, taxes to pay, yield signs to obey. Only in my mid-30s, I had to throw away a perfectly good belt and buy a longer one.

How long this might have gone on I don’t know. I wasn’t thinking clearly enough to determine the cause of the problem. Then I got lucky. By chance, I got a contract to test some windsurfing equipment, which called for 3 weeks in the Caribbean, windsurfing everyday.

It was therapeutic work, and the cure began the moment I stepped off the plane. A thick, tropical, trade ind blast took the first later of dust off my shoulders; the brine-laden air ventilated my brain like smelling salts. The sun was so bright I felt like one of those prisoners in Fidelio: walking outdoors slowly, haltingly, softly singing freedom, freedom, unsure what else to do or say.

Friends, fortunately, knew what to do. They led me to the edge of the sea and put my windsurfing gear in my hands. I, who had once windsurfed devoutly and then wandered to other ways, dipped my head back into the water, caught the wind with my sail, and was lifted from the water, born again.

I progressed quickly. My Strength and flexibility returned and my sense of balance grew sharper. Day after day of skimming over aqua waters, windsurfing the swells, and jumpings waves slowly erased the decrepitude that begun to take over my body and mind. I slept easily for the first time in months and woke early in the mornings. My belt seemed longer.

That was a few years ago. I still work, of course, but now I know when to stop working and go windsurfing – usually about 2 or 3 o’clock in the afternoon, when the wind kicks in.

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我成日都問自己點解我會鍾意snowboard, ski, windsurfing,但係其實我對skate, roller, rollerblade, wakeboard, surfing又冇乜興趣,或者可能係根本冇可能有錢有時間可以玩哂咁多範。呢輪一路都搵緊一對之前睇中又冇size嘅snowboard boot,俾我明查暗訪,竟然俾我喺一間潛水舖頭打聽到點樣可以買到,不過價錢又冇之前咁理想,而且除非我全套snowboard加binding買哂,否則到北海道一樣要俾租錢,坦白講都仲係好心大心細…板今年真係唔買啦,鞋我想再問下有冇得平,冇就等下年大減價…

真係吐咗好多料,原來有個web site ASAPDirect,裡面有好多snowboard, wakeboard, windsurfing嘢賣,依家先知擁有一副windsurfing嘅嘢係咁貴,對我嚟講就好似網上買車一樣。

個site有一頁香港dealer嘅contact好有用!

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星期六行過銅鑼灣IslandWake原來佢哋靜靜雞做緊snowboard嘢七折,snowboard我當然冇諗住買,因為真係要太多空間,買咗返去就冇位瞓覺。但boot其實想買咗幾年,見到有一對好正,個樣又靚,啡色格仔花,又比其他嘅平,而且仲唔洗綁鞋帶。但係我始於冇買到,諗吓諗吓一年最多滑得果一兩次,無謂又多咗一件行李要搬,最後反而買咗件wet suit,希望冬天可以繼續玩滑浪風帆。

諗諗吓就過咗三日,依然對對boot念念不忘,今日收工再去睇已經見到有人問緊同一款有乜嘢碼,原來佢同我一樣著九號,個sales答話早兩日有人一次過買咗兩對,呢家最大得返八號…

我搖頭嘆息:「千金難買心頭好呀!」希望下年再有同一款,亦都一樣有特價…

明年見…

上網搵唔到啡色格仔,不過同呢隻同款,試幻想一下…
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Windsurfing, originally uploaded by hochit.

這可謂我意想不到的本年度經典大製作,自編、自導、自演、自拍。

一大早看過天氣報告,說今天只吹微風,心裡想倒不如帶手提電腦一起去海灘,無聊的時候還可以幹點事,因為今天實在是太早了。平常我吃過午飯才慢不經心的上路,今天因為朋友們要求,一大早便要趕上十一點的船去長沙,最後我還是遲到了,要大家坐下一班。(下次在海灘等會更好!):P

到了海邊發現風出奇的大!我不會再看天氣預告了!當然第一時間出發,誰知道風什麼時候停?最後從下午一點玩到六點多,中間只有跟朋友們吃了一碗麵,玩到雙手連皮也掉了。

今天還借了個DC的防水袋 ﹣Dicapac,打算旅行前試一下,想不到變成了我的防水DV,不停地拍自己玩滑浪風帆的片段。好像有點無聊,不過我一直想可能有朋友不會去可是又想看,至少可以分享一下我為何每個星期跑到老遠去「吹風」吧! 😉

哈哈!竟然可以影到我自己,我原先只想拍拍風帆在前進。沒有工具之下,要把相機固定有帆上真的很難,拍了很多遍,還是這兩段最好,想再拍也拍不到了。

起帆,去呀!失手掉到水裡 😛

看到頭暈的特寫 @_@

Dicapac,很好用,有不同型號尺碼適合不同DC,不過我還未敢拿去潛水。 ~.~

今天吹東風二十多公里,小浪。
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Windsurfing, originally uploaded by hochit.


Windsurfing, originally uploaded by hochit.

感謝浪高長岸留給我「成長」的紀錄。回頭再看以前的照片,一霎眼原來已經是大半個年頭。

背景和我都沒變,卻我的心境像帆有點不一樣,可能是重了吧,不過習慣了就好,其實沒什麼,再站後一點,用自己的重量剛好抵銷帆的重量,這樣我就都不會掉,還蠻輕鬆呢。

3.9米、4.5米、5米、5.5米、6米、7米,好像很利害,玩得怎麼樣我也不清楚,無講浪有多高,風有多大,吹什麼方向,我腦海裡只不停地想著到那個小島去,彷彿有人在那邊一直等著我。當風帆遠離海岸線,眼前只看到尉藍的天空,溫溫的海水在我的腳上流動著,還有我面前的小島,再聽不到任何聲音,只有風吹過帆的摩擦聲。越趨向那個島,心裡反而越平靜。我是從那裡來的?以前做過什麼事我已經通通都忘了。這個世界只剩下我一個,別的什麼事情也不切在乎。

心靈好久沒那麼平靜過。唯有一件事可以打破頃刻的寧靜,有時候我會看見一大群小魚兒在不遠處,一邊游一邊在水面上翻騰享受陽光。總會有不幸的小魚迷失了方向跳到我的板上或者我的腳上,她不斷痛苦的地喘氣、掙扎,很想我幫她一把。當然我也不忍心看她快活不下去,連忙搖動我的帆,讓海水把她再沖到大海裡。終於她又可以再和同伴快快樂樂、自由自在地暢泳。

大海 ﹣你把我的心凝住了。

到了冬天,真的可以「飛」起來嗎?