Friday, December 30, 2011

Sunset at the end of 2011

Sunset on 2011 and the Lake Worth Lagoon...
Just Beautiful!
The Lake Worth Lagoon was so slick and smooth. Our paddles
cut through the water as if it were butter.
I imagined the rays of the sunset reaching out
into next year.
What will the future hold?
Hopefully lots of sunrises and sunsets as beautiful as this one. 
God has dipped his paint brush onto the earth
again for us to enjoy another masterpiece. All I can say is "Thank you!".... Thanks for my eyes to behold such, thanks for my body to experience the pleasure of just being alive.
Come join Paddleboard Excursions for the best way to experience South Florida and 
Palm Beach county.


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Holiday Happiness

The weather has been so fabulous in Palm Beach county over the holidays. With friends and family in town it is a wonderful time to take advantage of some "Holiday Happiness" and get out on the water with Paddleboard Excursions! A Peanut Island picnic might be nice....large orange starfish have been spotted all around the area. Manatees are also migrating down to our warmer waters.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Enjoying the Christmas spirit on the water


Another December evening awaiting and contemplating Christmas. No, we do not have snow in Palm Beach county at Christmas time but we still celebrate Christmas after all it is a global holiday and God did not give the tropics snow but He did give us Jesus and that is something worth celebrating! 
To celebrate in Palm Beach Gardens Amy and I took to the Intracoastal waterways. Some of the million dollar homes have provided Christmas lights like no other place to be viewed from.....standing on our Stand Up Paddleboards we got a glorious  point of view. Being on the water magnified the brightness of the lights as they glistened down the waterways.
The silence of the evening provided just the right atmosphere to meditate on Christmas and allowed us to get into the spirit of Christmas. We both sang Christmas carols together and I got a tear in my eye reflecting on what Christ and Christmas meant to me.  By the way "Christ Fellowship church" is a great way to bring Christmas into your traditions. They have a number of services starting Thursday Dec. 22-24. The music is 1st class and will make your Christmas very special.

O Holy night,
The stars are brightly shining;
It is the night of
Our dear Savior's birth!
Long lay the world
In sin and error pining,
Till He appeared
And the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope,
The weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks
A new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees,
O hear the angel voices!
O night divine,
O night when Christ was born!
O night divine, O night,
O night divine!

Led by the light of Faith
Serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts
By His cradle we stand.
So led by light of a star
Sweetly gleaming,
Here came the wise men
From Orient land.
The King of Kings lay thus
In lowly manger,
In all our trials
Born to be our Friend!
He knows our need,
To our weakness no stranger;
Behold your King!
Before the lowly bend!
Behold your King! your King!
Before Him bend.

Truly He taught us
To love one another;
His law is love and
His gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break
For the slave is our brother
And in His name
All oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in
Grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us
Praise His holy name!
Christ is the Lord,
Oh praise His name forever,
His pow'r and glory evermore proclaim
His pow'r and glory
Evermore procl

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas lights on the waterways via paddle boarding

Nothing like viewing Christmas lights from a paddle board. The water shimmers and dances with glowing colors. The moon lit up the waterways for us just enough to catch a glimpse of a manatee that gently swam around us. We also bumped into a fellow paddle boarder and his dog enjoying a December evening.
Who needs snow and who says Florida is not a wonderful place to spend the Holidays!
The Peacefulness of the evening reminded me of the Christmas carol "Silent Night, Holy Night"...
all was calm and all was bright! It was a great way to get in the spirit of Christmas and remember
our God who calls Himself "EMMANUEL" which means God with us. Tonight was one of those special times when I truly felt God was with us!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Come enjoy Florida the way it should be enjoyed with Paddleboard Excursions.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Palm Beach Gardens Beginners Stand Up Paddleboard Sunday Session

I woke up this morning and looked out my condo window only to see whitecaps everywhere. Today I had an Excursion set up to go to Coral Cove in Jupiter with beginners.  Knowing that the wind was going to be challenging we changed our location to the back waters and tributaries of the Intracoastal.
Since Paddleboard Excursions is a mobile, not a stationary, excursion company (meaning we go everywhere ) we were able to find some calm waters that worked great for beginners. Paddleboard Excursions has 7 boards that are loaded into the back of a van and can be transported anywhere that the conditions are the best for that particular day. We have Synergy boards from Florida Paddleboards and two woodies from "Three Brothers" out of Daytona that you can demo if you are considering buying a board. All professional equipment including floatation devices.

 We can help you design the Florida experience you have always dreamed of. A Romantic getaway to a private beach for a picnic with wine and cheese or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. You dream it up and we will make it happen.

Hidden beaches are common along the Intracoastal and a great place to learn to paddleboard. Everyone on this excursion was standing and paddling in a few moments. A few of them made a splash occasionally but that is to be expected when you are learning. Even though the waters have cooled down some, it was refreshing to fall after you had worked up a sweat. Stand Up Paddleboarding is great exercise.

There are beautiful homes in some areas along the Intracoastal. Seeing them from the water gives you a real feel for Florida living at its finest. In fact, I can tell you the best waterfront locations to buy a home and refer you to my Realtor friend who specializes in waterfront properties. Amy and I love to be out on our Stand Up Paddleboards checking out and discovering the best waterfront properties in northern Palm Beach County which includes Jupiter, Tequesta, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach and Singer Island.

We started early Sunday morning and rewarded ourselves by going to Cathy's Beach Connection for Brunch. A great place to go after surfing or paddle boarding. The food is wonderful, the waitresses are friendly and the attire is anything goes, so wet swimsuits work!

Come join Paddleboard Excursions and see and experience Florida like you never have before!