You get out of your car, taking one last sip of your preferred morning beverage (coffee, tea, orange juice, Bud Light) grabbing your paddle bag as you go. You begin to walk and you turn your face to the sun, closing your eyes and feeling the warmth of it on your skin. You open your eyes to see an osprey, lazily, but gracefully, circling in the sky. It's mid-morning, and the early mountain chill has long burned off, and heat is beginning to rise. A slight breeze comes across you, laden with pine scents, a mild earthiness, and a slight hint of sunscreen. You're near water, so you can feel the humidity, and hear the soft lapping of the waves upon the beach. 'Aloha' someone says, which is followed quickly by 'Good morning' and 'Great day for a paddle'. Happy voices fill the air around you, creating a pleasant sense of tension as you anticipate moving from where you are now, to the place everyone around you is excited to get to. Soon, you're on the beach, working alongside your teammates to launch your canoe, a satisfying 'splish' reaching your ears as the bow greets the water. You climb in, and settle into your seat. You now feel the sun on your back, and your muscles warm up. 'Alright', someone says. 'Big day today. Let's go see what's on that side of the lake. Paddles set....', and again that pleasant tension rises, but you smile as you anticipate the next word: 'Paddle!'
If you’ve paddled before, perhaps you’ve had experiences like this on other bodies of water. If you haven’t paddled before, wouldn’t you like to have memories like this and many more?
Either way, you’re invited to join us for a paddle. And maybe, we can make a memory together. Come join us on the water, for a day, for a season, or for a lifetime. Aloha.