Southend-On-Sea 

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I absolutely love living by the sea, come rain or shine there's nothing like a walk along the seafront to clear the cobwebs!

For years I have said I wanted to give Paddle Boarding and Kite Surfing a try, to the point it was getting a bit boring hearing myself talk about it. I am really pleased to announce to all my friends and family who have listened, I have finally scratched that itch and I am thoroughly enjoying Paddle Boarding and Kite Surfing lessons are in the diary YEY! 

 

I went with a close friend Emma (Miss P Anderson), we were so excited...... 

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Unfortunately the weather was pretty lousy on our first trip and we spent most of the time kneeling because it was so choppy but that was pretty good fun and one hell of a workout, literally I couldn't walk properly the next day we had worked muscles that had been happily relaxing for most of my life haha I appreciate this picture makes it look lovely and calm! 

 

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I did have a good go at standing (although that's a picture of Emma haha), I got a bit cocky in the bad weather conditions, my board went flying off to shore without me on it. I figured I'd be cool swimming back so didn't panic, for a good 5 minutes after getting nowhere fast. Emma shouted "don't worry I'm coming" then proceeded to paddle in a circle out of my reach, the laughing really didn't help me retain my energy for survival purposes. Finally she made it to me breathless and all, I grabbed onto her board after what felt like a lifetime of bobbing about and thanked her for saving my life...finally. We were both laughing so much whilst getting chucked about in the sea, when I felt something touch my foot and this is no joke, I realised it was the ground haha. You know they say don't panic, remain calm in an emergency.... well my advice is check to see if you can stand before you resort to drowning haha. 

 

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  I'd like to say at least we looked cool carrying the boards but we couldn't even pull that off as they were too heavy haha, it was a joint effort! 

We've been a few times since though and we've cracked it, summer bay eat your hearts out!!!! We're totally addicted, we manage to carry our own boards and stand without dramas, total professionals haha. We now have Kite Surfing lessons booked, armed with the fact our feet will be attached to a board I can't wait to see how we get on haha. 

 

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