Waiting for the summer…

…and having winter fun!

Long time no seeing!  There are two main reasons for that. First it is wintertime and you do not SUP a lot at that time in Finland.  And secondly I have been thinking what to do with this blog in the future because there will be a change in my marital status. But as ancient Romans said “Navigare necesse est, vivere non est necesse”, men come and go, SUP stays. So here I am again.

And I have done some stand up paddling during the winter: I visited in London in December and took a part in Active360’s Christmas paddling on the river Thames and it was so fun! First we paddled against the tide for an hour and half and then we came back in twenty minutes.  It was a big surprise to me that a tide makes that a big difference.  Even so it did not feel hard, there were no waves to make hard time with balance so it was easy anyway, you needed just arm muscles and abdominals.

The river Thames was beautiful even it was grey winter day. We saw birds and bird nests on the top of the trees, but not any seals at that time.  It was heavenly to be on the SUP board again. Waiting for the next summer, and enjoying winter iceskating and downhill skiing meanwhile.

Photos: Anu Aladin

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