I walked down to the waterfront after rest hour today with the hopes of trying standup paddleboarding. If you are not familiar with standup paddelboarding, it is a combination of canoeing and surfing. Basically, you are standing up on a large surfboard and paddling using paddle similar to a long canoe paddle. We were offering a special one-day clinic taught by Raf Adams who owns SoPoSup, a standup paddleboard company in South Portland, Maine. I knew it was a special day at our waterfront when I had a hard time finding a lifejacket. It seems like we have an endless supply of lifejackets, so it is always a good sign of lots of activity when there aren’t many left. Sure enough, there were campers in boats everywhere! I counted over ten kayaks in use, four sailboats, six or seven canoes, and of course the twelve or so campers that were there to try paddleboarding. The Chewonki waterfront is one of my favorite places on Earth and I love it when our campers are taking full advantage as they are on a day like today.