New Beginnings has two Herons on each side of the paddle’s blade. One side is a Heron at sunrise and the other side is a Heron at sunset. The colours on the handle of either side represent the sky as it changes over the course of a day. Behind each Heron is a strong colour for the time of day: a dark green for dawn’s early light and a bright orange for the mid-summer sunset. This paddle is quite timely because I can see it representing what we’ve all been through recently. We’re all transitioning from the darkness of night into a lighter more optimistic time of hope and light.