On the river before the rest of the household stirs. Reflections on a summer of sun and rain, new and old, labour and fruit, adventure and stability, whirlwind activity and calm. So many good things and experiences to… Read More
10 miles on the Tamar estuary with my paddle board… …a great way of spending a sunny spring Sunday! Lots to see, including otter footprints in the mud, the ochreous outflow of a mine adit and the overgrown… Read More
Strictly socially distanced by length of paddles and exercise on the water can be a very enjoyable event. It’s almost a mini-adventure!
Another beautiful hour on the river… …I never grow tired of paddling and drifting.
I am fascinated by the eery beauty of the shore’s reflections in the mirror of the water. Horizontal symmetry. Rocks and branches disappear into the image. And I see different things every time.
One of the few benefits of working part-time from home during lockdown is the ability to arrange my working hours around the weather and tide. Within reason, of course. So today, just before 9 am, I carried my… Read More
Appreciation, exercise, happiness, wellbeing
birds, gratitude, lapwings, nature, paddle boarding, Tamar, water, work, work-life-balance
Living by the banks of the Tamar estuary is a privilege I am immensely grateful for. During lockdown, while working part-time from home, it allows me to nip out and spend an hour or two on the water… Read More
Appreciation, beauty, exercise, gratitude, happiness, nature, Rivers, water, wellbeing, wildlife
paddle boarding, Tamar
Even on a grey November morning being on the water is wonderfully good for my soul. The last mist is lifting over the still water and faint song of birds is all around. Leaves have changed colour and… Read More
Appreciation, beauty, exercise, happiness, mental health, nature, resilience, water
kingfisher, paddle boarding, smile, Tamar
Appreciation for nature’s beauty and gratitude for the opportunity to experience it allow feelings of peace and happiness to surface into my conscious at the start of my day.
A calm sunny summer morning and the rocky shores of Cornwall invite exploration by paddle board. Deep in the coves and cliffs I move among millions of tiny whitebait and small mackerels hunting them. Crystal clear water allow… Read More
Appreciation, beauty, exercise, gratitude, health, mental health, nature, ocean, wellbeing, wildlife
coast, exploring, freedom, paddle boarding, rocks
My first morning paddle in two weeks is a real treat. Starting in mist, slowly the warmth of the sun is revealing more of the river. A wonderful, tanquil start to my day.
Appreciation, beauty, exercise, gratitude, health, mental health, nature, wellbeing
mist, paddle boarding, Tamar, uplifting
I could have been the tropics, well, almost! The river Yealm estuary is not 5000 miles away, but it features turquoise waters. My first paddle boarding venture out of my local river, the very muddy Tamar, since lockdown… Read More
Appreciation, beauty, exercise, gratitude, health, nature, resilience, wellbeing
friends, paddle boarding, Tamar, Yealm