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Sylvia R.

Country : France

22 sessions

    • July 2017
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      Sylvia R. reviewed Publier (Lac Léman)
      Publier - France
      Added on Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:44:50 +0000

      Cool spot because you can park for free, 2 meters from the water, directly on the main road. But it can be crowded. Very easy access to the water because there is a little beach.


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      Sylvia R. at Publier (Lac Léman)
      Publier - France
      Added on Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:20:46 +0000

      Session date : 25/05/2017

      Gear used : C4 Waterman iSUP Outfitter & RRD Fiberglass 3 piece adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

      0.0 km

      Paddle.

    • May 2017
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      Sylvia R. at Canal du Rhône au Rhin
      Petit-Landau - France
      Added on Sun, 07 May 2017 17:02:41 +0000

      Session date : 05/05/2017

      Gear used : C4 Waterman iSUP Outfitter & RRD Fiberglass 3 piece adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

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      Hi SUPtrotters! I recently woke up from my hibernation, like the rabbits in SUPtrotters Francesco and Barbara Cicogna's sessions :)
      So this was my first session for this year. I missed it and it was nice to be out on the water again. Although this place is pretty boring. Also, I almost lost my board (or at least I almost had to swim to retrieve it). I had put it in the water and was about to step on it when I saw a huge barge coming (this canal is used for commercial traffic). Then suddenly the water started retreating and taking my board away ! It was really irresistible. This was due to the wake at the front of the barge. I somehow managed to hold my board back with my paddle. I'm happy I wasn't on the board because I would have been dragged towards the barge.
      So, always stay away from big boats. Stay safe!

    • December 2016
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      Sylvia R. reviewed Zaka
      Bled - Slovenia
      Added on Wed, 14 Dec 2016 21:37:28 +0000

      This is the perfect family lake, with little beaches where you can teach SUPing to your children (no motor boats, no wake, no current - unless there is wind of course). Parking is difficult in summer (low season I don't know) and mostly paid. In summer you better come early!! Many SUPboard renters on the eastern shore (at the swimming pool, near the city center, and all the way to Zaka (where the camping place is)), prices 8-10 € an hour. Swimming pool has hard boards for rent. But the renters don't give you a life vest... You can go to the little island in the middle ; stepping on the island is free of charge but if you want to visit the monuments/museum, the tower (you should! great view!) or have a drink in the nice cafe, bring some €€.


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      Sylvia R. at Zaka
      Bled - Slovenia
      Added on Wed, 14 Dec 2016 21:29:00 +0000

      Session date : 27/07/2016

      Just paddling... :-)

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      Hi SUP ladies and gents! How are you?
      I was away for a while. My car broke, my computer broke, and now I'm broke (did anyone get my pun?).
      But now I'm back and I'm seeing many new cool posts here on SUPtrotters. It looks like everyone is having fun! I must catch up on all those nice sessions...
      So I'll finish posting my pictures from Slovenia from last summer in case some of you are interested.

      This is an appreciation post about Lake Bled's friendly animals. I met the best ducks and swans of my life there. Swans are chill and don't attack you! Ducks come to eat out of your hand. In the morning families with small children come and feed them, this is a real attraction :) The ducks then swim among the people bathing on the beach. Elsewhere people swim with doplhins, here I swam with ducks and this was the best :)

      So, this is the end of my trip at Lake Bled :'(
      But stay tuned for some pictures of Lake Bohinj, and other interesting animals.......

    • September 2016
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      Sylvia R. at Lac de Marnay
      Marnay - France
      Added on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:40:18 +0000

      Session date : 24/09/2016

      Gear used : C4 Waterman iSUP Outfitter & RRD Fiberglass 3 piece adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

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      Last weekend it was still summer here with like 25 °C so I could paddle on Marnay Lake. The water was a perfect mirror...
      Then we took a walk in the village. They have a great hardware shop there (quincaillerie)... I love hardware shops :)

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      Sylvia R. reviewed Lac de Marnay
      Marnay - France
      Added on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:23:07 +0000

      Marnay Lake is a pleasant lake with little islands in the middle and some interesting flora and birds. Parking is free and very easy, you can really park 2 meters from the water (go to the western side of the lake - I believe that you can follow a roadsign depicting a little canoe). In summer you can rent SUPboards and kayaks. You can also visit the village of Marnay - a pretty old village with a big castle from 12th century (interesting fact : the castle is now split between several owners and was turned into housings...).


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      Sylvia R. at Zaka
      Bled - Slovenia
      Added on Sun, 18 Sep 2016 22:39:22 +0000

      Session date : 27/07/2016

      Touring

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      Here you can see some pics of Lake Bled I took this summer while hiking. If you visit Lake Bled, I highly recommend hiking there. With some fairly short hikes, you can see stunning views. The friendly staff at the tourist office in city Bled will give you a free map with the hikes around the lake.

      What is really cool on Lake Bled in my opinion is that, despite of the fact that it is pretty touristical, they have kept it traditional and nature friendly. I saw no motor boats on the lake. The "pletna" is the traditional wooden boat that is powered by a single guy that is rowing (and sometimes they have like 10 passengers or maybe more...). There are also small wooden rowing boats, and many SUPers :)

      You can go to the little island in the middle of the lake with your SUPboard. We left our boards on the grass on the jetty and then visited the island carrying our paddles :)

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      Sylvia R. at Zaka
      Bled - Slovenia
      Added on Sun, 11 Sep 2016 01:22:11 +0000

      Session date : 26/07/2016

      Just paddling... :-)

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      I fell under the spell of Lake Bled... You will too, if you go there someday...

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      Sylvia R. at Zaka
      Bled - Slovenia
      Added on Wed, 07 Sep 2016 21:37:16 +0000

      Session date : 25/07/2016

      Just paddling... :-)

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      So this summer I was on vacation in Slovenia and now I'm back with some new pics :)

      Slovenia is a great SUP destination, as you can imagine from sessions posted here by fellow slovenian SUPtrotters. Nature is beautiful and very well preserved. If you don't have a board you can easily find renters on the main lakes, the sport is well developped and SUPers are often to be seen.

      Other than that, I really had a great stay there. Everyone is incredibly friendly and cool! Things are well organized! There is good food! Even the highway car vignette looks cute. I was happy to pay for it :)

      Here is my first evening on beautiful Lake Bled. Even more beautiful by stormy weather... The storm resulted in seeking refuge in a restaurant and eating a ton of cevapcici (the first of a long series to come...).

    • August 2016
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      Sylvia R. at Drava Center
      Limbuš - Slovenia
      Added on Mon, 08 Aug 2016 13:27:31 +0000

      Session date : 08/08/2016

      Just paddling... :-)

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      Paddling on the Drava today! Friendly swans! Water is perfect : muddy and cold ;)
      The good aspect is that there are lots of wild birds to observe.
      Unluckily you cannot go to the Maribor city center from there because there is a dam in between, and there are no SUP board renters in the city center.
      Incredibly friendly staff at the Drava Center where I rented my board!!! :)

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      Sylvia R. at Old Town Ljubljana (Ljubljana River)
      Ljubljana - Slovenia
      Added on Fri, 05 Aug 2016 18:37:51 +0000

      Session date : 05/08/2016

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      A nice little paddle through the old city of Ljubljana today! Really cool! I love that city.
      A bit shaky though when the boats passed us by.
      Cheers, SUPtrotters!

    • July 2016
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      Sylvia R. at Lake Bohinj
      Bohinjsko jezero - Slovenia
      Added on Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:42:55 +0000

      Session date : 28/07/2016

      Just paddling... :-)

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      Bad weather is good weather when you like to SUP...
      + look at this cute keychain I found at the shop (don't mind the background :))

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      Sylvia R. at Zaka
      Bled - Slovenia
      Added on Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:07:52 +0000

      Session date : 26/07/2016

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      Gorgeous lake Bled! I'm happy. SUPing and then hiking to see the view :)

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      Sylvia R. at Zaka
      Bled - Slovenia
      Added on Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:07:09 +0000

      Session date : 25/07/2016

      Christmas

      I am on vacation in Slovenia! Weather was stormy tonight at beautiful Lake Bled, so no SUP for me. Only the ducks don't mind the weather, they're waterproof. So, guess what I'm doing instead?

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      Sylvia R. at Lac de Kruth-Wildenstein
      Kruth - France
      Added on Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:46:48 +0000

      Session date : 17/07/2016

      Gear used : C4 Waterman iSUP Outfitter & RRD Fiberglass 3 piece adjustable

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      Eating cherries, meeting dogs, running into swimming snakes... The usual :)

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      Sylvia R. at Lac de Kruth-Wildenstein
      Kruth - France
      Added on Mon, 18 Jul 2016 21:47:53 +0000

      Session date : 16/07/2016

      Gear used : C4 Waterman iSUP Outfitter & RRD Fiberglass 3 piece adjustable

      Just paddling... :-)

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      A new weekend, a new lake... This time it was the Lake of Kruth-Wildenstein, a pretty little mountain lake.
      I'd say that it takes 1 hour to paddle around the lake. Much more if you paddle slowly because you're damn lazy and/or are taking dozens of pictures...

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      Sylvia R. reviewed Lac de Kruth-Wildenstein
      Kruth - France
      Added on Mon, 18 Jul 2016 21:28:31 +0000

      The Kruth-Wildenstein Lake is a beautiful little mountain lake, measuring approximately 2 x 0,5 km, surrounded by green forests. It is a dam. Free parking : small parkings really close to the water (but come early to get a place, because in the summer it's packed with people), otherwise really big parking lot but you'll have to walk 5 minutes to get to the water. Kayak and pedalo rental in summer ; nice hikes in the mountains surrounding the lake ; adventure park in the trees, small zip-line over the water ; or for the lazy ones of you, just eating blueberry pie at the local restaurant and sunbathing. Swimming is not supervised and there is a sign that says it's dangerous... The lake is a dam.


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      Sylvia R. at Lac de Pierre-Percée
      Pierre-Percée - France
      Added on Wed, 13 Jul 2016 22:27:56 +0000

      Session date : 10/07/2016

      Just paddling... :-)

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      We paddled and then hiked in the little mountains surrounding the lake. Luckily when I was at the panoramic viewpoint, two SUP paddlers showed up on the lake! Can you spot them?
      Also, you cannot see it but on my right side there is a vertiginous zip-line over the lake. I will do that next time!!!

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      Sylvia R. at Lac de Pierre-Percée
      Pierre-Percée - France
      Added on Wed, 13 Jul 2016 22:14:53 +0000

      Session date : 09/07/2016

      Just paddling... :-)

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      This trip to the Pierre-Percée Lake started under favorable auspices : we found the best belgian french fries stand on the road! "Chez Jacqueline". Top 3 best french fries I have ever eaten in my life. I ate around 1 kilo of them. (No this is a joke, I am not such a glutton. I ate only 900 grams). I believe it was on the road between Fraize and Anould. Go there! Make a 50 km detour if necessary. It's worth it.
      Then there was that lake. Wow! What can I say? I couldn't believe there was such a well preserved natural site in this region... Not a single high-tension electrical line. Not a single building along the water! Crazy. I even think there were some hippies sleeping in their vans there. Pretty perfect!

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BOARD

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    RTM SUP PE 10'

    10.0
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    C4 Waterman iSUP Outfitter

    10.0 - 275.0 l. Inflatable

PADDLE

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    RRD Fiberglass 3 piece adjustable