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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 238 :: yoga on a paddle board

1 Sep

Day 238: Balance.

Vacation is over but yoga goes on. And while on vacation I found myself doing yoga on all sorts of water vessels. Boats, Houseboats and a Paddle board. And of course, in the water, after falling OFF a paddle board.

So here is Lake Powell Day 3:

Sometimes, in regular life, I find it hard to wake up and get out of bed. But, when on vacation, it’s easy to wake up. And on Lake Powell, it’s real easy to wake to this scene.

And after the sun rises there is nothing better to do but play ON the water. Sometimes that includes boats, water skis, wake boards… and sometimes it includes SWANS and FLAMINGOS.

I can honestly say I have never sat on a Swan before. Just one more of many “Firsts” on this trip. Including:

  • Yoga on a paddle board  (Body transitions are the hardest!)
  • Wake boarding for the first time- well TRYING to get up on a wakeboard for the first time, second time, third time… and never quite making it up.
  • Riding a Sea Doo to the big “Bay” pretending to be on an episode of  Bay Watch (not really… okay, maybe really…)

 
 

And then, of course, there is this funny FIRST:
Cards Against Humanity. So very, very bad you can’t help but laugh.

And, I think that’s what I learned most on this day inside the canyons and lake waters of Powell – sometimes you just need to laugh. At yourself. When falling off a wake board, falling off a paddle board or falling off your seat at a really bad joke.

Because standing up takes balance.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 237 :: cruising

1 Sep

Day 237: Speed.

I am still home. On dry land. And vacation still seems as if it were a mirage in the desert. As I recap, I think about what it means to be on a boat and in a house – and how so much of that meaning changes when you add the two together:

House + Boat = Cruising

So here is Lake Powell Day 2:

Today we cruised. In a house. That is also a boat. On a very, very large lake. It sounds like it’s right out of Make-Believe-Land. And it kind of is…Because it’s pure magic to be living in a house that’s also a boat with a slide off the back deck.

But who needs a slide when you can just jump off the side of your house and land in a lake? Certainly not this group of travelers.

I can’t say I am as brave as these plunging backflipping people, but I did pretend to be “the king of the world” at the front of the boat.

Then I plugged my nose and jumped anyway. Feet First.

Speaking of firsts… there were many firsts on Day 2:

  • Our first 5-hour cruise on a houseboat
  • Our first experience pumping out “poop” (yes… emptying real poop containers) at the poop station. It was closed when we first pulled up so we had to leave, which isn’t an easy feet in a huge HOUSE that is a BOAT. Then, just as we were pulling away from the dock the Park Ranger came out and removed the closed sign. Poop Station Open for Business!
  • It was also our first time cooking on a houseboat (That would include bang bang cauliflower, peanut sauce chicken, fish tacos and Asian rice thank you very much!)

We also had our first rare bird sighting. A pink flamingo and white swan.

But the best sights of the day were finding shapes in the massive canyon walls. Angels, faces, animals and art.

Can you see the whale in this photo?

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

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