Paddleboarding in the Ocean

I don’t know if I’m crazy or psycho. The truth is, there’s always a secret third option— nuts. That’s me and it definitely applies in this particular instance… paddleboarding. I prefer it over kayaking, although when I camp, I bring a kayak. During a recent family vacation, I asked my dad if I could return his boat to the marina and paddleboard back. He was on “board” so that’s what I did. Two miles doesn’t seem like a long way when you’re driving or walking or riding a bike and paddling that distance turned out to be quite a workout. But…

I LOVED IT.

I listened to music part of the way, till my phone got wet and the speaker started to sound like a Fisher Price toy music box. After that, it was just the sound of the birds, wind, and water splashing around me as I floated northwest. Perfect. Totaling 35 minutes from start to finish and although I was in the ocean where almost anything can happen, it was mostly safe. This bay is pretty well protected from wind and waves, and as far as sharks go, they DO swim here but it’s not common to have any issues with them. We see a lot more dolphins than sharks. 

Would I do it again? That’s like asking a president if he’s going to run for reelection. Of course!

Thanks for dropping in…

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 13-year-old beagle and an 11-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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