Water and Woods

March, 2022

New Year’s Eve day was the last time I paddled. Patches of thin ice poked through the dense Lake Washinee fog and hissed at me when I paddled too closely. Soon thereafter, my beloved lake froze and I, once again, redirected my energy from the water to the woods. I enjoyed a handful of cold AT section hikes and a dozen blustery snowshoe treks. Though I prefer the water to the woods, our local trails and mountains are perfect winter playgrounds. I can’t get on the water quite yet – we have a snowstorm brewing this weekend – though I feel very fortunate to live in such a great town with immediate access to lakes. And, I suppose, mountains too.

Perhaps next winter I will launch GO Snowshoe CT LLC. Until then, I will be awaiting the melting of the ice and looking forward to returning to the water.

Happy Paddling!

-Adam

Paddleboard Lessons, Teambuilding, and Rentals adam@gopaddleboardct.com (443)676-6696

http://www.gopaddleboardct.com @gopaddleboardct

Spring, 2021

I can’t wait to help you Get Out and enjoy paddling this summer!

After another infamously long New England winter, the spring sun just began to shine warmth – and hope – upon us. The crusty Twin Lakes ice finally melted yesterday so I grabbed my little-tighter-than-last-fall wetsuit, paddle, and board and I hopped on. Cold on my bare feet, the water sparkled in the spring afternoon sun. I buried my blade beneath the undisturbed water, loaded the paddle until I felt the water give beneath my weight, and quietly pulled the water back to my feet. My board whisked above the water – I love that sound. Momentarily displaced by the pointy nose of my 14′ SIC Maui RS, the disturbed water quickly bounced back to form. Water is sensitive, strong, and resilient. We, too, are sensitive, strong, and resilient.

And, after a challenging year, we, too, will spring back, perhaps a bit better than we were.

The recent warmer March weather stirs something inside me – all seems better in the spring, even my hybrid Calculus classes. As I write this, I am very much looking forward to another great paddling summer with great people. I hope to have the opportunity to help you and yours Get Out on the water this summer. I hope that, by paddling with me, you will learn a little bit of technique and you will have a whole lot of fun. I hope to enable you to enjoy your friends, family, and nature in a very unique way. I hope to spread the stoke.

I am hopeful. See you soon.

Adam

GO Paddleboard CT LLC adam@gopaddleboardct.com (443)676-6696