Ride along with Santa as he delivers gifts, surfs freighter wakes, and meets a couple of Christmas Seals on the Puget Sound near Ballard.

Snowy Christmas Time Paddle in Seattle

Deception Pass Dash 2013

Deception Pass Dash 3013

Ballard Locks Downwinder on Stand Up Paddle Board

Shilshole Night

Stand Up Paddle Shilshole Bay in the evening.

Stand up paddle at a commercial fishermen meet-up

Stand up paddle the Illinois River in Ottawa, Illinois.

A lot of fun with family thanks to an inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board.

Yes, the currents are strong, very strong under the Golden Gate Bridge.  True Nirvana just under the bridge and from there a fast ride until you are given permission to paddle for your life parallel to shore.  Great White Sharks and various other shark species frequent this water, but no Great White has ever attacked a seal, sea lion, let alone a human, but still a humbling experience to share the water with these incredible creatures.

This paddle changed my life forever and will always remind me of the fragility of life–just as I left Cristie Fields towards the bridge, someone jumped and was found just as I was able to get out of the currents beyond the bar.  My thoughts will always be with this person.

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