Sunset Summer Paddling

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As the summer starts to wind down I'd encourage you to try and take a sunset paddle if you get a chance!  The photo above is from Cape Cod Bay in North Eastham, MA taken at about 7:30PM.  Lucky for me there were a number of folks on the beach that were nice enough to share their photos when I got off the water.  I was on Cape Cod for a quick visit and arrived at Nauset Surf Shop  earlier in the day during a summer thunder and lightning storm that brought over 4 inches of torrential rain in under an hour and flooded the shop's parking lot.  I received some funny looks when I said I wanted to rent a SUP during this major storm - the person helping me actually took of his shoes to go outside in the rain.  We managed to get the board on my rental car, but ended up soaked.  There was so much water I could have actually paddled in the parking lot!

 Cars trying to navigate the flooded parking lot at Nauset Surf Shop, Orleans, MA, August 9, 2018

Cars trying to navigate the flooded parking lot at Nauset Surf Shop, Orleans, MA, August 9, 2018

Perhaps the reason for the spectacular sunset later that day was to make-up for the lightning and thunder that took out power and closed a section of the highway?

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What started as a wild day, ended with the relaxing sunset paddle on the bay.

Happy Paddling!

bill@surfitlocker.com