Regular Estuarian readers may have noticed a summer-long hiatus in my posts to this weblog. The reason? This little guy, our first grandchild.
Upon resuming my estuarian activities, I’ve seen Stand Up Paddleboards, (SUPs) everywhere I paddle.
The Russian River,
Corte Madera Creek
Riverfront Park in Windsor
I’ve talked to many of them and learned that many used to paddle kayaks, but chose SUPs to get a better workout. I get it: kayaking does nothing for you from the hips on down. Because of that, I often take a walk after paddling, as I did yesterday at Riverfront park.
I talked with Doug, the paddleboarder who is just barely visible on the far shore of this lake, below. He’s about my age, admirably fit and vigorous, an experienced white water and sea kayaker, and an enthusiastic SUPer.
Doug got me thinking about becoming a SUPerman. My birthday is coming up.