This is Craig on all fours kind of barrel-rolling down the beach.
Why does he roll? For a frank lack of things to do, really. For diversion when diversion was scarce.
Why was it scarce? This was after five days straight of no surf on a trip that, at the moment of Craig’s roll, was looking like a write-off, not the bacchanalia everyone planned on, with tube rides.
Why share this picture? Here’s a story: Down this beach there was a meat-works where they’d butcher cattle and sometimes used to dump the carcasses out on the sand. Sharks would reportedly beach themselves and shimmy up to eat cow, then shimmy back down and swim off psyched.
That’s fully unverified but it’s wild to imagine — a shark just going to town on some beef jerky. Discovery Channel would kill people for the footage. And Craig sort of resembles a beached cow or something here, which is why we thought of it.
The next day Craig, Dane, Conner and Dion changed location and got really barreled. Photos coming tomorrow in The Penguin Cult, Chapter 3.
Also from The Penguin Cult, our story of this trip: