**SUN NEWSPAPER OUT**
Alex Kell who paddle-boards his way to work in the Gloucester Quays, April 16, 2022. See SWNS story SWOCpaddle. A financial planner has the coolest commute and PADDLEBOARDS to work - saving £2,500 a year in petrol and parking costs. Alex Kell, 38, decided to ditch sitting in traffic and trade it for the open waters when he changed his daily trip to and from work last summer. Weather permitting Alex gets his stand-up paddleboard out at his home and paddles the mile up the Gloucester-Sharpness Canal to work. The unique commute provides Alex with much needed thinking time as a business owner, and helps him unwind after a stressful day at the office. The 38-year-old from Gloucester is loving life on the water and has no plans to get back on the road anytime soon.