Wednesday, 31 December 2014

New Years Eve SUP Safari

Stand Up Paddle-boarding has always been one of my dreams to do and today it happened and what a way to send of 2015. Starting at 12.30 this morning we gathered at the Lake Isle of Innisfree around the campfire having a cup of tea and getting to know everyone. Then we headed out on the lake. Three company's came together for four days to present a special SUP Safari which included SUPing, kayaking or going on a tour boat round the lake and down the river. It was the most amazing view being surrounded by mountains and forests and so unbelievably quiet. Everyone was so friendly and chatting the whole way, they were also looking out for me and cheering me on because I was the only person who hadn't done it before. The paddle back was extremely hard because the wind was against us but we stuck at it and made it back to shore after and hour and a half paddle, of course this was the moment I took to nearly fall in, went in to quick and hit the bank and did a 'little dance' on the board till I found my balance again. After we all made it back it was time for a gorgeous cup of Mulled Wine and a chat around the campfire until it started to rain and we all went out separate ways. It was the most amazing experience I have had and something I recommend everyone tries.

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