Dry Bags & SUP Travel

Fall is upon us, but it didn’t stop me from paddling the South Lagoon last weekend. The air temperature was in the upper 50’s and the water temperature was 67 degrees, so no need for a drysuit just yet! I paddled in yoga pants, my wetsuit booties, and a wool pullover - which was perfect for the weather. The Chicago skyline was hiding behind a heavy fog and it was a little misty, but peaceful. My Lincoln Park Boat Club membership is invaluable for these cooler days! Just walk in, grab a board and paddle and I’m on the water in less than 10 minutes.

Foggy paddle with my Earth Pak dry bag

Foggy paddle with my Earth Pak dry bag

I’m heading to Seattle this weekend and I assume the weather will be very similar to my weekend paddle, so it was a good test run! I’ve been researching places to paddle in Seattle and Lake Union, Lake Washington and Alki Beach are at the top of my list. I’m still trying to decide whether or not to take my paddle board. I won’t have a car in Seattle, so that factors into my decision along with the fact that many rental companies in Seattle are open year round! I’ll write more about my Seattle SUP adventures next week.

I have another exciting announcement - I’ve recently become an Earth Pak Ambassador! I’m super excited because I love their products and one reason I started this blog was to review and recommend the best SUP products! It’s a bonus that I can now offer a discount along with my recommendation. Use PADDLETHECURRENT15 at checkout for a 15% discount on purchases over $15. Dry bags are essential for any SUP adventure and I’ll be taking mine with me to Seattle, so check them out, and look for my Seattle SUP post next week!