Surfin’ Ansedonia

Last week I went on an expedition, even though it was not the most well-lit day. I never knew I could spy on surfers and boar less than 15 minutes from my home.

Our 12-km beach doesn’t get waves that would attract surfers, it seems, or at least I never caught them out. You must know this about me: surfer is my horror-scope sign. I just hide it extremely well.

I stem from a country by the Adriatic sea which is a pond. The first time I saw the Pacific, I almost fainted and suddenly understood how not all oceans were meant for swimming. An anecdote: a Slovenian girl (not me) goes to Mexico for the first time. She sees the ocean. She goes for it. She finds herself being swallowed. She is rescued by a life guard and the first thing he asks her when she comes to is: “Adriatic sea, right?”

Thus Slovenians don’t surf. Rather we equip the board with a sail, hope for some wind and call that surfing. The only time I tried that, I slipped and that damn sail bruised my soft spot hard. Therefore all the surfing I do, just like almost all the writing, is on the inside. But damn we surf in there. It feels as lovely as they make it seem.

In reality, when I encountered some surfers on the beach at Ansedonia (where I never go, Ansedonia is not even a real town, just a bunch of villas on the peninsula and one well-hidden Etruscan museum), I sneaked closer, approached with caution and clicked gently.

They seemed so vulnerable out there, with no way to hide from my lens.

Oh well, I know there is an option that I’m a mermaid instead. I’ll let them be the judge of that when they’re next lured into deeeeeep can’t touch the boooottom. ♫♪

As for the boar… have a look at the photo story below (and it helps if you open the galley by clicking on the first photo).

Photo: a © signature mmm production

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. maksi2016 says:

    An exciting story, stuff for a novel.

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    1. 😉 Boar vs. surfers. I better write it fast of somebody will steal the idea! 😀

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  2. Joanne Sisco says:

    Industrial espionage! Hahahahaha! We bloggers are so misunderstood 🙂

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    1. Hihih, Joanne, more likely he was just highly surprised why anybody would find his old fish farm photo-worthy. 😀

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      1. Joanne Sisco says:

        You probably made his day 🙂

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  3. I just love this whole story. I remember the first time I saw surfers in Hawaii. I was afraid to stick my foot in the surf and they were out there surfing along, and in a competition, to boot. And… that silvery picture. That one is just stunning.

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    1. Claudia, it is silver, isn’t it. 🙂 Thank you! I’m glad you understand.

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  4. Dan Antion says:

    This was a wonderful walk. Thanks for taking us along.

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    1. You’re always welcome, Dan! I was slightly concerned that a sow would come a-charging but no sign of them. I guess they keep low during the day.

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      1. Dan Antion says:

        That’s a good thing.

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