Out on the paddle board, because it’s too beautiful

April 21, 2016

Suddenly, the temps here are in the IT’S SUMMER range!


So I took myself, and the paddle board, out on the calm waters at Deep Cove…a few minutes drive from my home.


And then I did the same thing the next day.


I don’t even know where to begin to describe this feeling to you, so I’ll start with some observations. I found myself thinking, I am supposed to be here, and so, here I am in the drift and pull, the gentle rise and sinking, forward movement. I stood in silence and let myself drift along with a cormorant. She kept a few feet away form me, but calmly accompanied me along. I put my oar down and floated under the docks watching the shadows run across the board and felt some tightly closed door in my soul fall open.


I felt completely whole, buoyant, strong, cognizant of where my body begins, aware of the capacity I have to balance. My arms were full of light.


I saw myself in those waves; the salty waves full of life. In the floating jellyfish, in the cormorants. In the way they sparkled and shimmered on those waves, pulled in and out, coaxed by the most gentle, warm breeze holding three bald eagle in a spiralling gyre overhead.


We are so often guilty of living behind ourselves or in front of ourselves, but very rarely in ourselves. We have to stop and look around and realise that we’re exactly where we’re supposed to be.

Earth day 2016
So, not a typical Monday!

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  • Reply Pondside April 21, 2016 at 6:27 am

    Absolutely beautiful.
    Hasn’t it been a wonderful week? You made good use of the fine weather!

  • Reply Jill April 21, 2016 at 6:54 am

    Beautiful words Veronica, I felt I was there with you
    Jill x

  • Reply Betty April 21, 2016 at 10:03 am

    I envy you. It looks like a beautiful place to get away to.
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  • Reply kathleen April 21, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Wow—we had 49.4 cms of snow here yesterday with 100 km/hr northerly winds…..just sayin!!! haha!! 🙂

    Beautiful post.

  • Reply Chloe Belanger April 21, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Beautiful photos and beautiful words 🙂 <3
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  • Reply Debra She Who Seeks April 21, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    A beautiful post!

  • Reply Galen April 21, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Well pictured… and well said…


  • Reply sarah April 21, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Such a beautiful post, images and words both.
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  • Reply Molly April 22, 2016 at 2:10 am

    I also have a paddle-board and so much of what you said here rings completely true – something about being out on the water, so close to nature in such an unobtrusive way, magic!

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm April 22, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    I just watched this video and loved it. What a beautiful place V. I loved hearing the sound of the paddle in the water too. You look so content. 😀

  • Reply daryledelstein April 23, 2016 at 11:57 am

    so poetic! so lovely … we had a few warmish days but today it rained and even after the sun came out the temps stayed less than summery … so it was extra nice to share your day, even belatedly

  • Reply Morgan May 17, 2016 at 10:08 am

    It looks like you had a great day out on the water! These pictures are great; they really capture moments of pure bliss and joy. It can be so refreshing to have a day to yourself spent in nature. Awesome post! Thank you so much for sharing with everyone!

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