Who knows when I will be able to eat pad thai, sticky rice and spring rolls again... so after a nice 6 hour hike down Sumner beach I ordered myself some Thai food. Bowed to the Chef saying "khob khun, sawatidee khrab" then hiked a mile up the beach, sat down next to the ocean and ate my food with two sticks I found in the brush. It was about 50 degrees on the beach, the warmest I'll have for 5 months. It takes ~21 days to climatize; just 4 days ago I was living in 85 degrees (record heat temp. for Oct. in Cincy), Denver was 65 degrees, New Zealand has been in the 50s and tomorrow it will be -5 on the ice.