Good luck MattyBrews. That's exciting stuff. Have traveled the coast in those two states once before and will go back at least once. Beautiful, and in my opinion a MUCH greater sense of "removal" than places along the east coast.
My oldest brother left coastal New England with his wife for Hood River (both big wind surfers) many years ago. They never looked back.
Yes. Never a bad time to reference Johnny.
Originally Posted by Paddington Jetty Bear
Man, you sons b!tches had to get me talking about substances didn't youse. I just got over a friggin two hour crazy period remembering my past life as a young Puerto Rican boy in North Philly. Man, I was all sorts of ..........well, just kind of wacky. I mean what kind of lunatic fantasizes aboot North Philly? I even started listening to Power 99 FM and was bouncing around the house 'membering the good ol' days.
That kind of sucked. Man, I felt just like Rick James - crazy.
You guys have done a good job today on the threads. Pat yourselves on the back and have a few beers after work or whatever it is y'all do during the daylight hours.
Good day and evening to y'all.
What the hell happened to this thread? My attention was captured 100% for the last 8 pages...
the short and sweet: I have visited the Pacific Northwest several times and love it. I am at a point in my life where I have the funds and freedom to move out there. Surfing is just OK local to where I am, but DE is mountainless. I don't plan on surfing to be a daily activity for me, but I wanted to know if there are enough breaks around (and they don't have to be spectacular) that I could get out once in a while if I so desired.
I am not moving to PNW for surfing...I am moving there for the scenery and abundant locales for outdoor recreation. I have been there many times, I love it, and I like the vibe out there. I also brew for a living, so it's a good region to be in with my skill set. Yeah, there's a bunch of emo kids and hipsters, but there's d-bags of all kinds everywhere you go. It doesn't make up the entire PNW population. Nobody's putting a gun to my head to talk to them. Hell, down here I've got ignorant rednecks and thugged out white kids.
Thank you for the info, encouragement, and well wishes everyone. And don't worry, I plan on getting one last round of fall and winter surf on the east coast while I earn up some more funds before I bounce.
And PJB and AtlanticO, I hope you guys can laugh about all of this over a beer one of these days.
Go dude, even if it doesn't work out, it's good to live in different locales. You learn more and become more wordly. Some day, if you keep traveling and have adventures you may become the equivalent of the Dos Equis Most Interesting Dude in the World for your microbrew.
Originally Posted by mattybrews
Now Matty, what's this aboot not having surfing as your main thang in life? We need to help change your mind aboot that. Maybe the NW can do that. Really dude, surfing is much better than walking around in the woods, even if you eat pyscilocybin. And shoot, up in logger land you have to do some trail walking to get to spots. So it's a win-win.
And thanks for the well-wishes aboot me and Atlantic0..........but that wasn't a fight. When I'm mad I hurl expletives and terroristic threats. I'm just a little bit insane......just a little bit, especially when people mention mind-altering substances. Especially when I'm being told aboot the orgins of New Jersey's pride and joy. Yeah, most of Jersey's reputation is mostly negative, but for God's sakes we have the quality diesel. None of y'all can take that away from us. Nobody.
Hey, who's going to Porthleven?
watch where you go hiking on your spiritual journey's mattybrews. lots of shady backwoods stuff going on. nobody will hear you scream. especially where national forest land borders a rez. natives hunt on these borders. they sit there and wait for anything that moves (pilgrims included) to step over the line. or be close. but, they sure as hell don't wake up early for sh!t! something to think about.
I think you may have me figured out wrong. Spirituality is for the birds man...no magic men for me. I mean yeah, I know some hippies, but how else am I gonna score some dank around here? I'm just looking for a nice change of scenery and a place that's a little more exciting than where I live now.
Originally Posted by AtanticO
Thanks for the heads up though. I'll do my best to steer clear of the danger zones.