Posts in Category: paddleboarding

Paddleboarding adventure

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Video: Alli and Ben SUP in stiff wind and current

Mom rented the paddleboard again so she could work on standing up before Pete leaves for WA on Tues. Unfortunately the trade winds weren’t cooperating and they were much stronger today than predicted. The waves were choppy and the current very strong. Mom got to her knees well but standing up is quite a challenge. I tried my hand at it and was only up for about a minute or so. I practiced on my knees for quite some time, learning what the current and swells were doing so I’d be able to manage once standing. If I were more confident, knew what I was doing (!) and not pregnant…it would be super fun! Still hooked on it. I need a board 🙂

Paddleboarding, and “I’m a cornivore!”

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Video: paddleboarding

Mom rented a paddleboard (a long surfboard) so we could try it out today. The water looked calm enough to give it a go. It was really fun! A bit tricky to balance with my center of gravity so different. I found it much easier to cruise on my knees but did stand up a few times. Sammy rode with me in front and also paddled me around in the kayak. We had a great time. Mom and Pete did really well, too. Mom dove off the board a few times and unfortunately lost a paddle. She got a lot of exercise today between paddleboarding and walking the beach looking for the paddle! Thanks for all the great photos of our fun adventure, mom!

Tonight we went to the commissary because I was totally out of most staples (had to go paddleboarding, what can I say?!). At the checkout Sammy pointed to our corn on the cob and said, with a twinkle in his eye, “I’m a cornivore. I eat corn.” Yes, he knows herbivore and carnivore . . . I teach him strange things. He also knows how to tell if he’s hydrated or not by checking the color of his . . . This was a ploy to get him to stop saying “but I don’t have to go” when I know he does and we’re about to leave bathroom proximity for some time. He doesn’t want to miss out on anything!