Okay so finally after whining all summer about wanting to try stand-up paddle boarding I went. The results are in and the verdict is . . . DING DING . . . a success! I thought I was going to fall super ungracefully in the river and come up spitting out all the gooey river plants but to my surprise none of those things happened. I had to get the hang of the paddle motion because it is a little different than kayaking. Instead of a double sided paddle, its one long one. So while the kayak motion is like left, right, left, right . . . the paddle board is left, left, left, right, right, right. Some people like to stand up the whole time but you can paddle on your knees, paddle while seated, and at one point I even laid down for a while to relax! When I went back to the dock, I found a listing for yoga classes on the paddle boards. Super awesome! I have to go try that one day. My beloved hobby and my new found hobby all rolled up in one!!!
So if you enjoy the water, have a great sense of adventure, then this might be the new hobby for you too!