Bondi Resort Blog

Come on into our Blog for a look at the wonderful world we've got to share! With over 240 hectares (600 acres) of wilderness woodlands surrounding the resort, just ten minutes from Algonquin Park, we feature over 400 metres (1200’) of waterfront and beach; boat rentals; summer hiking trails winding through fields and woods; 20 km. of groomed cross country ski trails and snowshoeing in winter; access to nearby snowmobile trails for sledders, and a toboggan hill for the young at heart.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

What's SUP?

 For those who think yoga on a SUP is hard (and it can be), you should try this!

We spotted Mary Poppin's Stunt Double in Bondi Bay last week,   That was impressive in itself.

As the speedy SUP came in from the island across the choppy water, we realized it was our very own guest, Brad, exercising his 'need for speed.'

Paddle Boards are fun, and easy, but you do need some core strength or you'll find yourself exhausted from the very beneficial constant balancing act.

Add to that the speed of the wind, and the need to balance not only self, but paddle and (crikey!) umbrella, and it's a rush.

Leave it up to Brad to come up with something so gosh darn fun!

While Brad was into the speediest mode, his daughter Hannah was demonstrating the more Zen art of paddleboard yoga.

Set against another gorgeous Bondi sunset, she demonstrated how to work the board, and the poses.  This one takes quite a lot of balance. You can see from the ripples that the board is not totally stationary. Me, I fall over on dry land practicing this pose.

Downward Dog is Taffy's favourite pose, yoga or otherwise. 

But if you are thinking, (rather enviously) whoa... I'm not quite ready for THAT.... one can always do what the SUPs were designed for...

One can stand on them, and Paddle...

They open up the Lake in a whole new fashion.  Mind you, you never know who you will meet out there!   Brian, for instance, coming home with his Piper Cub...  He waved to Jessica...

And Brandi found herself out there with a classic wooden boat, putting on a show.

Or you might simply meet some fine folks, who are family!

However you use the SUP, it's a fun way to be out of doors and on the lake, and we're all for that!

(Thank you to Irene Unger and Quinn Dalgarno for providing these fabulous photographs for us!)

1 comment:

  1. I've seen paddleboards used on the Rideau Canal, and always found them peculiar.

    It's a good setting there for their use!