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Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) on the Rivanna Reservoir, Charlottesville

Kurt Michael 000By Kurt Michael

The September day was sunny and warm as I launched my stand up paddle board (SUP) in the South Fork Rivanna River Reservoir (see map) just outside  Charlottesville.

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The dam, built five decades ago, held back the water of the 450-acre reservoir that was busy  with canoes, kayaks, and anglers. The lake offered miles of tree-lined shore to explore along with many coves and inlets.

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Stand up paddle boarding at Beaver Creek Reservoir, Charlottesville


wk0a_Photo_8-12-14By Kurt Michael

Reach forward, stab the paddle blade into the water, pull through, and then rotate the paddle back out. Rhythm and pacing are everything, and the repetitive motion almost became hypnotic as my paddle board glided silently across the lake. In the distance were two mountains that rose out of the water and looked down on me.  In their presence, I was reminded how small I am in the midst of God’s creation. I
continued to paddle across Beaver Creek Reservoir (See Map).

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