I can't believe that we are staring down the final days of August. Where did the summer go? I told Félix, rather urgently, that I thought I needed to up my ice cream consumption for the last of the hot weather. And I totally meant what I said. We've really made the most of this summer though. I think that is why it feels like it has gone by so quickly.
This past weekend, we headed to the Lac d'Annecy to do something that's been on my summer bucket list for ages. We tried our hand at Stand Up Paddling. If you aren't familiar with it, the sport originated in Hawaii. Waikiki surfers used paddles to get out past the reef break to surf bigger and better waves. Stand up paddling has picked up a lot of momentum all around the world and can be found in both salt and fresh water, now. It is easy to understand the popularity. It is so much fun.
It felt amazing to be out on the water. The sun was shining. The lake was calm. It was gorgeous. We only paddled for an hour, but the time flew by. It was so peaceful. Although I did get honked at by a lake ferry. I was in my blissful, paddling mindset when I half-wittedly thought the captain could steer his big old boat around me. The horn blasts easily made it clear who would be yielding to whom. Félix and I braced for the waves while the passengers grinned and took photos. We grinned back.
We are officially hooked on this sport. Once we returned our boards, we strolled over to the old town for sushi in the sunshine. It was a completely dreamy day. Have you tried stand up paddling? Or, maybe just standing up independent of paddling is more your thing?
In any case, I hope you are enjoying these final days of August!