Paddleboarding on Christina Creek! This summer we spent a little over a week in Christina Lake with family – that’s where we were headed when we stopped at Margo’s Farm. The weather was hot and one way to cool off was to take the paddleboards for a spin on the creek. These photos are taken with my iPhone since I don’t have a waterproof bag for my camera, so don’t mind the picture quality. Here we go!
The place we stayed at backed up onto Christina Creek. This is the view from the shore. Pretty, eh? The water right out front is about 11 feet deep, quite the swimming hole, that’s for sure!
The tricky part about paddleboarding is getting up – you need to be moving when you get on that way you have some resistance. Let me tell you, it was very hard to get on these things off the shore of a creek! We for sure fell, yet the cool off was welcomed.
See the bridge? It had a huge keep off sign on it. Had it not, we might have jumped off it into the creek. Swimming cools you off and is good for the soul. So relaxing.
Crips, clear and clean water. Perfect to take a little dip.
The creek was quite low this year so we had to get out and walk the board here and there (another reason it wasn’t a good idea to bring my good camera). Paddleboarding can be quite a workout – keep you core tight and your back strong.
Look at those mountains! It’s so wonderful to see the beauty that is Canada. When I first think of paddleboarding I think of tropical climates – Hawaii or Florida. Not the mountains in Canada. I’ll admit, it was a blast and quite tranquil.
These are the two boards we used – bright and durable.
Overall, we had a blast paddleboarding each day – sometimes even twice a day. Flat out so much fun.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have some adventure this summer, too. If you haven’t yet, there is still time. See you again soon – bye!