Finally went out for a paddle. It was great to get the board under feet. Spending three weeks nursing the sprained ankle as my inner advisor struggling to keep me sane watching surf break , friends catching waves, fighting urge to get out and paddle regardless of being hurt. Today was the Day ! ... a for a mid-day paddle with Jesse in a windless, warm 70*f Carolina fall day.... Not a soul on the water but few birds and otter in the marsh.. Ankle felt good will wear a brace in the surf .. Cleansed the soul after a long three weeks ..