Sunday, September 25, 2011

September 24th evening paddle to Wylder's for supper with Magali

It was Friday, and I got a call from Magali, a beautiful girl from Peru, wanting to learn how to stand up paddleboard. She was in great shape and had surfed some in her younger years, so she was able to catch on easily. In fact she did so well I bumped her up to a intermediate paddle. I put her on a Synergy 10'6 paddleboard from Florida Paddleboards. It was a perfect fit for her. (Mike and Claudette at Florida Paddleboards are wonderful people that you must get to know if you intend to get into Stand Up Paddleboarding. They have the coolest designs ever and their pricing is very reasonable.)

September is coming to an end along with long summer evenings, so some of us girls are trying to get as many paddles in as we can before the time changes. This was a perfect paddle to include our new found paddling friend, Magali, in. (We left Steve at home watching the Florida Gators-Kentucky Wildcats football game.)

We paddled a total of 4 1/2 miles by the time we were finished. We started at Coral Cove Park on Jupiter Island, had supper at Wylder's, and then paddled back up to the Jupiter Inlet to check the Jupiter Lighthouse out. Along the way we spotted 4 or 5 stingrays, some snook, a barracuda and a horseshoe crab. The water was clear and wonderfully flat and glassy, which was a real blessing for Magali since it was her first paddle and we were out after dark.

I think Magali has caught "Paddleboard Fever"

Friday, September 16, 2011

Lifestyles of the rich and famous

We launched our paddleboards (and kayaks) off Southern Blvd and headed to a beautiful mangrove island in the middle of the Intracoastal (or Lake Worth Lagoon). Lots of ornamental driftwood lined the beaches of the island, and the flora and fauna was gorgeous. This little island is called Fisherman's Island and is perfect for a picnic.

After exploring the island we were off to bigger and better things. In the distance we could see the famous Mar-a-Lago residence, once owned by Marjorie Post, but now owned by Donald Trump. Amazingly, we were able to paddle right up to the seawall and were able to get a glimpse of this awesome mansion.
Yes, we were living the lifestyles of the rich and famous ... I bet "The Donald" has not even paddleboarded behind his own place!