Everything’s fresh today after the storm, including the surf. It was a bit choppy and not very big, but my new board is nice and fast. I got tossed off once, but also had a long ride that was fast enough to thrill.

Meanwhile, on the beach the wind was cool and the cloud formations in the sky tell of the weather change to come tomorrow.

This is how it is at present; one fine day followed by rain and wind. I’m watching the garden grow apace and observing how the beans, courgettes and tomatoes love the alternating hot sun and refreshing rain. The beans, that were just creamy flowers a week ago, are growing thicker and longer every day, and will soon be ready to pick. Baby courgettes are peeping out under huge leaves and little green tomatoes are sheltering close to the main stems. Falling into nature’s rhythms is all part of letting go and releasing the patterns of the year.