Rick and Si’s Most Excellent Adventure


A chuffed Rick Shaka's it up for his second child.

A chuffed Rick Shaka's it up for his second child.

"Please don't ring, please don't...."
“Please don’t ring, please don’t….”

With impending childbirth past its ‘time to expell’ date, it was a nervous Ricky Parker that handed me his cellphone before entering the tumoultous waters of a pretty maxed out One Mans Bay. “Hey Digs if it rings and it is Jaz can you answer it?”. Just as he was running down I played a too easy practical joke and yelled out whilst holding the cellphone up and said “Hey Rick! Jaz is ringin’!” He stopped in his tracks with a freaked look on his face,well, until he saw I was taking the piss.

Simon 'Simo' Clarke banks it off the top. photo: Digga©

Simon 'Simo' Clarke banks it off the top. photo: Digga©

I know the same nervousness Rick was feeling as it was 4years and 2wks to the day that I found myself at Grey’s Bay without cellphone reception and a good hour or so drive away from my expecting partner Ange who was a week away from the due date. I had promised Ange that Grey’s Bay had coverage when I kinda knew it wouldn’t, this white lie got me up the coast but I must admit spending the day fretting that she may have gone into labour and I had no way of finding out kinda did my head in. Thankfully Captain Groubetastic had coverage of a bar and I was able to send a  text off in the arvo to see if all was good. Phew! 

Rick bottom turns a solid one a couple of days before bub number two arrived. Congrats Rick and Jaz on the new addition to the Parker whanau

Rick bottom turns a solid one a couple of days before bub number two arrived. Congrats Rick and Jaz on the new addition to the Parker whanau

Simo hits it off the top at Expressed Milk Point... "So good in coffee reckons Simon..." Wah haha.

Simo hits it off the top at Expressed Milk Point... "So good in coffee reckons Simon..." Wah haha.

The waters were just about to break........on Rick's head. Photo: Digga©

The waters were just about to break........on Rick's head. Photo: Digga©

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2 Responses to Rick and Si’s Most Excellent Adventure

  1. tonyf says:

    you’re up and running
    surfthebogs.blogspot.com

  2. DiggaSURF says:

    cheers tony!! will but a link up for your site, thanks digga

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