Dreaming of Paddling — When I am not shoveling snow.

We had a record 18 inches of snow. After shoveling for 2 hours, all I could think about was being out on the water. Spring is coming, isn’t it? I found these two great magazines.

Paddle World had spectacular photography featuring trips around the world for paddle boarding, kayaking and/or fly fishing in a kayak. Personally, I think fly fishing would be more relaxing standing in the water. However, we’ve got to try new things, right.

Paddling Magazine had interesting articles too. Their focus was more on latest equipment, etc. So, you need both magazines. One for dreaming of that International destination and the other for the basics.

I kept seeing the abbreviation of SUP in different articles. I was annoyed, what did it stand for?

GUESS WHAT – so easy, SUP stands for Stand Up Paddling. I could hear my brother saying, “Use your head, you ding-a-ling.” I laugh when he acts superior, secretly knowing that he probably didn’t know what SUP stood for either. Brothers have to irritate their sisters in some way, so they can laugh when they know it worked.

I haven’t tried SUP yet, but I did canoe on a Dragon Boat Racing team in Seattle. That was fun. About 12 people to a canoe. Great exercise. So, why kayaking and paddle boarding now. I like going out on my own timetable.

In case you were curious, here was an article from the Paddle World magazine. This article talked about paddle boarding in Hamburg. They suggested bringing your own blow up SUP. I looked up the cost. Paddle boards are expensive, prices range from $900 to $2,000, so you need to be serious about this sport.

I still have a lot to learn, but I do have my life vest already. That’s a start! LOL – and it’s not the orange ones we had as a kid, so at least I won’t stick out as a real beginner — there is hope for me!

Spring is almost here. What outdoor fitness challenge are YOU thinking about?

21 thoughts on “Dreaming of Paddling — When I am not shoveling snow.

      1. Isn’t it interesting, COVID has all of us exploring our own country now instead of going Int’l. I’d like to explore Colorado more. My parents live in Phoenix area. They said Californians are coming in droves. Same in Austin. Remote work, they won’t have to live in California.

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  1. 18 inches is a lot of snow……I think we had 12? I don’t shovel any more – I have a nice neighbour with a snowblower. I’ve always wanted to try fly-fishing, or even regular fishing – maybe this summer? I see a few people winter/ice fishing here, but that would be too cold for me.

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    1. Good idea, I’ve wanted to try fly fishing too. What’s funny is a few weeks ago, my twin brother was on Facebook asking people where the best place to go would be. I smiled… WHAT, he’s thinking about fly fishing too? We are twins! 🙂

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