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Head of the Dart SUP race weekend

On the 2nd April I took part in the Head of the Dart SUP challenge, this was my first event of the year and what a race to start with! I knew how beautiful the River Dart was and having the opportunity to paddle 8 miles of it in company was too good to miss.

My weekend started on the Saturday morning, my plan was to leave Southampton at 9am so I could arrive in Totnes for lunch time. This would give me plenty of time to find my B&B and settle in, before heading to the new Red Paddle Co HQ for early registration. The car was packed, I double and triple checked I had the essentials and then the apprehension set in! Driving to Dartmouth was going to be the longest drive I had done on my own and although I sort of knew the route from previous trips, I was getting myself worked up over it. 9am came around so I stood up from the sofa and talked myself into it. I thought of the picture someone had posted on Facebook earlier on in the year...

What I packed for the Head of the Dart SUP race

Two weeks ago I took part in the Head of the Dart (HotD) SUP event. This was my first event of

2017 and I was struggling to decide what I needed to take with me, because unlike my first ever event last year there was no easy popping home to collect something I might have missed.

Usually I am a very organised person and I have packed weeks before or at least started writing a list of items I need. For this event I was not that organised and left the packing and thinking of the event to the Friday before, luckily this didn't cause to much of a issue because I had most of what I needed ready at home.

This got me thinking, what do you need to take for a SUP event...

March Snapshot

Another month of 2017 has gone and here is what I have been up to. It has also been a good one for Instagram, I saw 200 followers and over a 100 likes on post!


1st March is St Davids day and i celebrated by get myself two bunches of daffodils Took a trip to London for a very special reason and while we were there...I visited the Lego Store to by my wonderful husband a birthday present Day in London ended with an amazing lunch in The GoringKent to visit family Dinner at Steak of the Art for Mark's birthday Birthday cocktail in Pitcher and Piano for MarkTried out the new All bar one at WestquayWent to my favourite Maritimo Lounge againWent for dinner at Cosmo Had lunch at Red Dog before Mark headed off to sea again  End of the 6 Nations, which saw an end to the England rugby teams run of wins Start of the F1 season - Sunday afternoon naps on the sofa are back 6 hour session to build a lego VW van which I got Mark for his birthday