Paddle, paddle, paddle…..

9 Sep

Something I’ve been wanting for a long time is a surfboard. But seeing as there is no surf here in Hood River-but lots of water-I’ve been eyeing stand-up paddle boards. Especially since we’ve both started fly fishing, we’ve been thinking that fishing and getting a workout on the paddle board would be really fun. 2nd Wind finally put their demo boards on sale so we did it! And today was the best day to go out-glassy water & nobody out. It was beautiful. We went fairly early before B had to work so it was nice and quiet out. Since we only have 1 board, we took turns playing with the dogs or paddling down to Wells Island and back. It’s a good core workout and creates good balance, but even more than that, when the water is glassy and it’s quiet and you’re just focusing on the paddle, breathing, and balancing, it relaxes you even more. Watching the tiny ripples in the water, seeing the random strands of seaweed, and waving to the fisherman at the Hook is all very calming. Plus jumping in when you reach Wells gives a crisp little refreshment.


It’s a wonderful way to start the day and I’m hoping for an Indian Summer so we can start our day like this until it’s too cold to go out!

Another added perk is that it wears Chewie out, which is very difficult to do. Sokehs wore out quickly and rode along.


3 Responses to “Paddle, paddle, paddle…..”

  1. Kenny September 23, 2011 at 4:31 am #

    I have always wanted to do this!!! but i dont know where to get the stuff. lol. We should go some time you too!

    • tarnna October 8, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

      Good job the other day Kenny! I guess it’s been a few weeks now, but you did really good on the paddle board! Thanks for coming out!

  2. Kenny September 23, 2011 at 4:32 am #

    oh and where did you guys get your equipment? lol

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