Monthly Archives: December 2014

Our First Bioluminescence Tour for December!

So here are a few pictures from our first Bioluminescence tour this December. We had a few repeat offenders in this group, so we definitely had a blast. Thank you Tony and Z for bringing your friends!

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A Family Stand Up Paddle Adventure in Tobago

Here are a few shots from one of our Bioluminescence Tours with a great family from the US. These guys were hardcore and really did a great job. It helped that we shared the ocean with visiting turtles and stingrays. Great fun.

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PADDLE BOARD THROUGH A LAGOON IN TOBAGO – Daily and Sunday Express UK

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PADDLE BOARD THROUGH A LAGOON IN TOBAGO.

photo 3It is one of the eeriest, most magical phenomena in the Caribbean, best experienced on a moonless night in the silence.

Paddle a large but stable surf board through the Bon Accord Lagoon fringed by mangroves and only accessible by boat.

As you move over the inky black water, ghostly light begins to appear around you, each paddle stroke sets off tiny white vortices and your board leaves a trail like a comet.

In fact you are passing through a cloud of microscopic dinoflagellates (tiny organisms that emit light when the water around them is agitated). Flick your paddle and you create a cascade. Dive in to a massive flurry of light.

Startled fish zip away with a flick of their tails. Now imagine a shoal of a thousand fish fry.

Then, as you sit silent, a manta ray passes by, sliding beneath you like a space ship, leaving a glowing silvery trail.

Just Tobago (01373 814234/ justtobago.co.uk) offers seven nights at the Kariwak Village from £975pp (two sharing), B&B. Includes return London flights and transfers. Departs April 21.

Stand Up Paddle Tobago (standuppaddletobago.com) has a two–hour tour from £39pp. Tobago tourism: 020 8392 0421/ visittobago.gov.tt

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How a Stand Up Paddler Fought Depression

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Picture: from http://www.ocregister.com/articles/point-504407-schmidt-one.html

I was looking through articles on the web and ran into this one. I have always thought that the feelings I get from surfing a wave or connecting with nature in a unique way leaves me with very strong positive feelings. I have read that surfing has helped kids with autism, and I have seen the benefits to someone who is really stressed out with work (me mainly). Just going for a paddle on a stand up paddle board or taking a surf gets me focused on natures many gifts. Surfing waves gets the adrenaline going which increases reflexes and reaction time but it also gives off dopamine, which stimulates our reward and pleasure centers in our brain. In simple terms in makes us feel good or as surfers like to say we feel “Stoked!

The next time you are feeling down get into the water and do something physical. Come and stand up paddle, surf, kayak, swim, what ever.

Get close to Mother Ocean!

Duane

Update: 1st December 2014.

This was a post that I put up early last year, and I decided to do a follow up with it. Seems Will Schmidt recently completed a 1400 mile paddle from Canada to Mexico, in support of the Wounded Warrior Project. It also helped him fight his depression. Next time you are feeling down and out, get outside and do something physical. Come an learn to Stand Up Paddle in Tobago or just go outside and take a walk.

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