SWEET SHOT! Lake Austin morning paddle … with your best bud

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A good picture celebrates the moment.  A great photo tells a story.  We think this one, by Erich Schlegel, manages to do both as we witness a pair of pals getting out for their early morning slide on Lake Austin, TX.


AUSTIN, TX – AUGUST 22, 2017 – Debbie Donohue paddles her sup with her dog “Splash” along Lake Austin early Tuesday morning.  Photo by:  Erich Schlegel

HER DOG’S FIRST-EVER TEXAS FOUR-STEP! Debbie Donohue enjoys her early morning paddle on Lake Austin with her best bud.  A tender moment of patience, relationship and a mutual appreciation of nature.  Doesn’t this pic make you want to grab your pup and disappear for a while?

We think so!

You can find out more about Standup Journal photographer Erich Schlegel in our NEW Photographer’s Corner here at SJ Online.


About the author

Evelyn O'Doherty is a standup paddle racer, surfer and yoga teacher from the East End of Long Island in New York. Her passion for watersports drew her to leave a teaching career to pursue her athletic endeavors as a sup instructor, racing coach, sup racer, and now, as online editor for Standup Journal. Evelyn lives in East Hampton NY in the Springs area where she has daily access to the water to train and teach. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.

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