On the 12th of July, Willow and I jumped in a taxi and headed off to Brighton Marina, where Lagoon Watersports and their team were expecting our arrival! As we walked through the Marina, we admired the dozens of magnificent boats creating such a beautiful sight for the many restaurants surrounding the water. Tucked down amongst the boats was a petite blue and white hut, with a big sign reading ‘Lagoon Watersports’! Immediately the excitement struck, and we found ourselves speed walking down the ramp.
It can be daunting to try out a brand new activity, especially a skilful one. But as the saying goes, ‘You’ll never know until you try’! At first, I was extremely nervous about stand-up paddle boarding (more commonly known as SUPing). The majority of my family and friends know me as one of the clumsiest individuals alive, so the prospect of balancing on a piece of polystyrene while drifting across the water didn’t exactly strike me as easy, but I was more than up for the challenge.
All this beautiful sunny weather is enough to make any office worker jealous, but lucky for Gemma and I, we were up bright and early on the morning of July 19th, ready to head down to Camber Sands Beach! The drive from Brighton to Camber was fairly easy with little to no traffic and just a few small, sweet villages to travel through. I don’t know about you, but I love the old rustic feel of a seaside village, so I was more than happy to have a nose as we drove by!
Thursday the 2nd had finally arrived, and Willow and I were off to Crawley for a full day of being hit with paint pellets. The scorching hot weather made my idea of wearing a thousand layers less practical. However, 28 degrees or not, I still dressed in my massive Experience Days hoodie and packed extra tracksuit bottoms to put on over my leggings. It is fair to say I was very prepared due to my previous paintballing adventure!
Having been at Experience Days for over a year now, for my internship from Bournemouth University, my time has here has sadly drawn to a close. Looking back at everything I’ve completed I don’t think the year could have gone any faster.