Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mermaid Madness happens again!

                                Girls just want to have fun!
Poor starfish was stranded on the sandbar and the birds were looking at him like he would make a good dinner..... so we rescued him. The Palm Beach Inlet is full of these beautiful creatures and we need to make sure nothing bad happens to them. They are our treasures! Watch over them, enjoy them, but never hurt or harm them!

           Pulled up to the sandbar to enjoy some mermaid moments

 Starfish could be spotted everywhere today....the sea was full of  
beautiful stars and the water was crystal clear and warm for Feb.

 Christina paddled for the first time but had no problems catching on. She is a triathlete, she bikes runs and swims so she was in excellent shape. Lots of fun and a great asset to" Mermaid madness"........ 

 Betsy paddled from Phil Foster park all the way to Peanut Island and through the canal that runs through the Island. Quite an accomplishment for a cancer survivor! She is truly a amazing girl! Lots of friendships have been forged through Paddleboard Excursions.... especially with "Mermaid Madness"..... Come join us sometime and let the madness begin!

After our paddle we went to lunch at "Johnny Longboats" and had some great grilled Mahi Mahi sandwiches. Could not ask for a more beautiful day ..... with wonderful companions or should I say "Mermaids" Check out Mermaid Madness for times and dates above ...... Thanking God for the privilege of Life and enjoying His creation together on a Paddleboard Excursion!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Mermaids find shelter in the Palm Beach Gardens canals in spite of the howling winds

The Mermaids wanted to paddle but the weather was not cooperating....Instead of giving up because of the wind we explored the canals off the intracoastal waterway in Palm Beach Gardens. Cindy was from Indiana and had never paddled before but she caught on quickly. We were able to view the magnificent homes from the canal viewpoint. These homes had private pools and tropical back yards that you could only find in Better Homes and Gardens. The Mermaids had visions of simmering fish Tacos cooking on the grill after our husbands had pulled up in their boats with a cooler full of Mahi Mahi. It was fun pretending we owned one of these homes.....but we did own the waterways and were enjoying Florida just as much as anyone! All of us counted our blessings and paddled on as we enjoyed each others company. Come join us sometime!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Vanportfleet group of six paddle Coral Cove at Sunset

Another beautiful evening for a sunset paddle on Coral Cove! It was fun to go with this group of young adults. They had lots of energy and some of them had driven over from Tampa.
We spotted quite a few stingrays, a sea turtle, a starfish and a very large hermit crab.
These were beginner paddle boarders but they all managed not to fall off their board....I was proud of them!

Notice the cross in the background of these sunset pictures....a reminder of who made all this possible....Hope you thanked Him for all the blessings he has bestowed on you this evening and all through your life and the cross also a symbol of the great price that was paid for each of you to make your life beautiful like this sunset.

                                 Kayla and her starfish above and Tee and her hermit crab below