Carl would be the guy already out for a DP just when you thought you were going to have it to yourself for a few minutes. I will miss his company, his appreciation for life, and his simple desire and pleasure of taking in all that Mother Nature dishes out (waves, wildlife, morning sky, stillness, etc...) so early in the morning.
Thanks so much for this post. Carl was a dear friend…his human experience has ended but his spirit lives on in all of us whose lives he touched. There will be a memorial and paddle out, as were his wishes. Details will follow. Live each day as if it were your last. Hold yourself accountable to being the best person you can be each day for who knows which day will be your last here.