The Perils of Weight Loss
I’ve actually lost a bit of weight recently. That’s not a bad thing as I approach the age of 40. A number of people have commented on the fact and my BMI is now well within the ‘Ideal Weight’ bracket. All of which is good and I’m fairly pleased with it. That was until this morning when I was out windsurfing.
Nope, it’s not the fact that an extra bit of weight would mean I could hang onto a bigger sail and get more speed. It’s not even the fact that my wetsuit is a little baggy and doesn’t keep me as warm as it used to – or the fact that I have less ‘insulation’ of my own.
The problem is that my fingers have got skinnier – Not a big deal you might think and not really a problem for windsurfing, until you figure in the fact that I wear my wedding ring when I’m out windsurfing and my new skinny fingers mean that the ring was no longer as snug as it was. In fact it was pretty loose. The looseness of the ring, cold fingers and the wet water meant that it just slipped off whilst I was water-starting this morning. It was there one second, gone the next and there was nothing I could do about it.
I was stuck in a rip with the tide rushing out, struggling to release the rig from the grips of the current when it popped off. I did have my wits about me though and marked the position with my GPS. It’s a very long shot, but I’m going to take a walk in the area that I lost it at low tide, just in case I can see it. If I can find a metal detector then I shall take that with me too.
If anyone comes across a gold wedding ring with a wave pattern on the sand of Ynyslas could they return it to me please. It looks exactly like this: http://www.sheila-fleet.co.uk/ringresults.asp?code=RX22&Metal=9ct%20Yellow%20Gold.
The actual windsurf session was OK. A little gusty but at least I managed to rig my 6.3m North Warp easily today and had some nice runs over only slightly choppy water. Nothing really fast though and I was a little worried about the sandbanks as they were difficult to see and the water was fast becoming very shallow over the tops of them.