Saturday, June 11, 2011

What's SUP

Ted with Incline Village in the background




On vacation, whole family together in the mountains. 


This morning Ted and I rented Stand Up Paddleboards. People use the acronym, SUP, as either a noun and verb. It's a good thing when your item for sale makes it into English like that.


SUP is a way to go out on the water. It's as relaxing and as mellow as it looks. Sort of like walking on water.


The water is really really cold still, but if you're careful—I was careful—you won't go in.


We had a really good time.



9 comments:

steven said...

cooliolio dan! steven

Dan Gurney said...

steven, I know you would love it.

JJRod'z said...

that's cool and exciting... love the sceneries...

JJRod'z

Lon said...

That looks like it would be very peaceful!

Dan Gurney said...

JJ, Lon, yes it is both exciting (the lake water is clear and you feel like you're 40 feet in the air sometimes) and also very peaceful, especially in calm water.

George said...

Supping looks like terrific fun to me, Dan. I'll need to check it out someplace where there's little or no wave action.

Dan Gurney said...

George, good idea. It LOOKS easier to balance than it is the first time out. When motor boat wakes went by, even fairly small ones, I dropped to my knees to avoid taking a plunge in the snowmelt icy cold lake water.

Reya Mellicker said...

Tahoe is SO beautiful! I lived there for a couple of years on the south shore. I couldn't ever understand why anyone would go to Tahoe to gamble. Stay inside? WHY??

Dan Gurney said...

I love it here, too. The Nevada side up here, like at Sand Harbor is so beautiful. We're headed there right now for some sunbathing and novel reading. (I almost never read novels, though I do enjoy them.)