ABC sets honey trap for surfers!
I watched the sun peek over Ischia, bathing the isle in pink, exactly at the same moment as steam rose from the Bialetti in the galley.
La dolce buon tempismo.
We had anchored, overnight, in a delicate cove directly under a fine hotel and thermal spa where Andrew, the fine trunk maker, has a cousin getting married and we will drop him here.
I ambled down the companionway, poured a cup and swayed on the gentle rock.
Is there any finer thing in this whole glorious world?
Michelin-starred meals, grotto swims in perfectly-temperatured water, heeling as the wind pushes forward, tiramisu after Michelin-starred meals are all wonderful things but nothing compared to love and especially the love of a radiant wife?
No there is not and I am the luckiest man in the world having that one thing and could happily survive on that one thing.
I suppose it is wonderful, then, that ABC television has revealed that former Bachelor, Bachelorette, stars will appear on this summer’s The Ultimate Surfer with the purpose of sparking this wonderful love.
Industry blog ScreenRant reports, “The show is about finding the best surfers, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be romance in the air,” and thus Mike Johnson, who was once in the running to be the Bachelor, and Hannah Ann Sluss, who once attempted to woo a Bachelor, will be injected into a cast featuring Luke Davis, Anastasia Ashley and more QS-to-low-QS surfers.
Johnson has since written a book about his experiences.
Sluss has a robust Instagram presence.
Exciting and will one of our own find their soulmate while living in a trailer right off Kelly Slater’s eponymous artificial wave?
Will Kelly Slater himself be tempted?
La dolce tentazione?