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On the Sound at Cape Hatteras

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During my windsurfing days -- Buxton, North Carolina (July 1987)Olympus Stylus + 35/2.8

During my windsurfing days — Buxton, North Carolina (July 1987)
Olympus Stylus + 35/2.8

Yep, that’s me… in the yellow trunks, hauling up my pink and white sail, nearly getting wiped out by another windsurfer.  I would drive down to the Outer Banks of North Carolina every weekend from where I lived in Richmond, Virginia, and I would slum it the entire time just to spend 10-12 hours per day out on the water.  Sailing was my outlet from my troubles back then — a failing marriage, a failing job, no money, the rest of my family had moved out to the west coast, etc. — and spending time on the board in the sun and waves helped to clear my head and get me energized for the upcoming week.  This is the only photo I have of myself during that period, and I treasure it for that reason.

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