Guess what I tried yesterday for the first time? Paddle boarding!
My dad was actually the one that instigated this fun outing — he wanted to try it so he asked if Matt and I wanted to join, too. Of course we were on board! I love anything involving sports and water.
We rented the paddle boards from Jack’s Boathouse in Georgetown and took them out on the Potomac River. I love this place — we’ve gone kayaking from here a few times in the past. It’s located right under the Key Bridge!
I’d never been paddle boarding before and was really excited to try it!
My dad headed out first…
Followed by Matt:
Who also very quickly got the hang of it:
Then it was my turn!
I was surprised to find that the boards were a lot more stable than I thought they would be. Even with the occasional choppy water and wind, none of us fell in. Yay! There were a couple close calls, though.
We headed north (into the wind, so coming back was much easier) and enjoyed the scenery as we went. Paddle boarding was so fun — and a great arm/core workout, too! We were out for about an hour and a half.
The weather was gorgeous yesterday and I was so happy to be outside enjoying it. There were a ton of boaters and kayakers around, too!
At one point, Matt decided to mix things up for awhile. I actually ended up doing the same thing later on — it was really relaxing to just lie on the boards and float around!
What a fun way to spend an afternoon. Thanks again for treating us, Dad!
Have you ever tried paddle boarding? What’d you think? And if not, would you?