So I discovered something new on this trip to Australia…stand-up paddling! I had no idea I would love it so much. We went up to the Great Barrier Reef, and I learned how to do it there (incredible view of sea turtles, rays and SHARKS) and then I got to spend a day on the Mossman River, paddling through the serene rain forest…truly one of the greatest natural experiences of my life.

If anyone ever finds themselves in Port Douglas, I can't recommend this outfitter called Windswell highly enough. The guys are terrific, and they take you to the most remote and marvelous places… Here's the Facebook link:


Now I need to start stand-up paddling on the Delaware River, back home. I think it is now officially my preferred method of transportation. I may do my entire book tour by stand-up paddleboard. It may take me a while, but I will arrive at every new city in a VERY GOOD MOOD…

All love,

via Elizabeth Gilbert’s Facebook Wall