Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

View from the Water

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

View from the Water

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TO be honest I'd never actually heard of paddle boarding when I was asked if I fancied giving it a go.

But a quick search on the net brought up photos of trendy celebs on the glamorous and sun-drenched beaches of Hawaii and Miami.

I could do that!

The River Tees at Yarm maybe isn't quite as exotic as either of these locations but luckily the sun was shining as we took to the water.

What immediately struck me as I drifted into the river was how steady the board was.

In fact, my shaky legs were the only thing causing it to wobble at all as I desperately fought not to fall into the water.

Once I'd got used to the paddle my confidence began to grow and I even dared to attempt a couple of turns. I wouldn't say it was easier or harder than I was expecting -just different -Chris on his paddle boarding experience I wouldn't say it was easier or harder than I was expecting -just different. …

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