Today I rode a yellow 10′ hand-shaped Merrick Stand Up Paddle board.
It was my first time SUPing and I was certainly humbled by the experience. I started to get the hang of it after overcoming spontaneous bouts of wobbles. I was surprised by what a fun and unique perspective standup paddle-boarding offers. Being up so high, virtually standing on the surface of the water, gives one a great vantage point for taking in the surrounding beauty.
Thanks to Chuck Lanham for showing Rachel and I which way to hold the paddle and to the Belgian lads for letting us borrow their air mattress.