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paddleboard positions on a calm and sunny day is lying on my back and staring at the clouds. Another advantage to standing on a paddleboard is that you can see much farther than you can in a kayak. So many of the critters we see in a marsh and on a river are pretty shy and like to scoot away when they sense your presence. On a paddleboard, often you can see them before they see you.” The shallow creeks and rivers around Talbot County lend themselves to paddling. Around Oxford, there are endless adventures exploring Boone Creek, Town Creek, or Goldsborough Creek. On a ninemile group paddle on the Tuckahoe River from Hillsborough to Route

Paddleboarding truth is that you really have to work hard to make that happen. SUP is for almost anyone, you don’t really have to have any athletic prowess.” Bill Thompson has paddled kayaks and canoes around the Eastern Shore for decades. After picking up SUP years ago, it’s become his go-to form of paddling. And standing up on a board is only part of the fun. “I generally recommend a paddleboard over a kayak if the weather is appropriate,” Thompson said. “Despite its name, you don’t have to stand on a paddleboard. You can kneel, you can straddle, you can crouch and, of course, you can stand upright. One of my favorite

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