I had a really good sleep last night, and woke up about 6:30am this morning. It was still wet outside, but the rain had obviously passed over night. It was overcast but quite warm and no wind, so I went up to the lighthouse car park again and checked the surf.
It was tiny and the tide seemed a bit high, so I sat reading my book for a while to see if it would improve.
Later the tide had dropped a bit and there was a half rideable wave, despite it being only 1ft max. Having not been in the water for days I was keen to get out, so went for a paddle not expecting much.
I stayed in for an hour or so, but it really was absolutely tiny and barely rideable. As I say though I had been keen to get it, and it was good to go and get wet.
From there I went off to find a super market, as I am out of food again. On my way I was just driving down the road from the beach, and a guy (about 20-21 maybe) walks in the middle of the road and holds his hand up in the 'stop' sign, gripping a beer in the other. He proceeds to tell me he has done a fair number of E's, has had 10 beers and he has 2 crates left to drink. His 2 friends then join him, holding said beer, invite me to their drinking session. 'we don't have any chicks, but there is a stripper coming in a few hours'. After showing I wasn't particularly interested he insisted, and told me to give him my number so he could give me a call once I had bought my food. I gave him a fake number and drove off again, not quite able to get my head round what had just happened at about 11:30am!
I came across a Maccas, so dropped in as usual, then got to an Aldi. Having blitzed around Aldi I decided it was a good time to move on again to the next spot, going north (which is a bit strange), heading for 'Woonona'. It was only half an hour or so in the car though, so not far.
When I got to 'Woonona Beach' the sun had come out and it was a really nice day. Having not being able to just chill out in the sun and laze about doing nothing for a while, that's what decided to do after having some lunch. Behind the beach was a nice park area, so I got my book and headphones out and didn't do much until about 4pm. It was just starting to cool a little bit, so I went and did a bit of exploring, walking down the beach and round the reef point etc.
There was a tiny 1/2ft wave and a couple of guys out getting a few, so I thought why not go out for a paddle again. As expected it was pretty unsurfable, but nice to be in the ocean all the same.
When I got out it was dinner time, so I sorted out all the car and got the cooking kit out. For the 1st time in I can't remember how long I had something new for dinner - Ravioli, MENTAL!
I had just after finished eating when a guy pulled up next to me in a pop up camper van, so as you'd expect we got chatting away. He turned out to be a really nice bloke called Dave, and having offered me a beer we stayed up sitting around chatting about just about everything till about 10pm. It was really nice to have some good company again rather than just being by myself.
(Photo - the park I was sitting in this arvo).