Another calm night was upon us and not a leaf flapped all night. I certainly didn’t have to worry about the tide as I was about 20 yards from the waterline, in the grass, so I had a better nights sleep. The only thing I worried about were the possible sounds of Godzilla footsteps around … Continue reading Kayaking the Exumas: 2nd Annual, Final Day
Camp setup was complete, lunch was digesting, and Tamara led us back out for a bonus afternoon paddle. We were heading to a sandbar that we had just paddled over a couple hours earlier at high tide on the way to Cluff’s Cay. So we were backtracking a couple miles but it would all be … Continue reading Kayaking the Exumas: 2nd Annual, Day 3 Cont’d
The sleeping issues improved as I wasn’t as worried about the rising tides but it still wasn’t a restful night. Having said that, I still awoke refreshed and eager for my morning swim at dawn’s early light. Swim is a strong word, more like a lazy water stroll. Sharks are always on the mind as … Continue reading Kayaking the Exumas: 2nd Annual, Day 3
Somehow, someway, the weather gods heard my calls and sensed my fears. Those howling winds came to a screeching halt. All morning, my undivided attention was nowhere else but on the movement (or lack thereof) of the palm fronds surrounding my rental. Happy happy joy joy!!! But would it last??? Good lord I hoped so. … Continue reading Kayaking the Exumas: 2nd Annual, Day 1
Just like mothers forget how painful their deliveries are only to pop out another kid 12 months later, I apparently dismissed my own traumatizing experience on the final day of kayaking in the Exumas last year. Why and how is it possible that, just a couple days after that ridiculously windy day of paddling, nearly … Continue reading Kayaking the Exumas. Again.
Pull (left). Pull (right). Pull (left). Pull (right). This would become my new mantra for the next 3.5 days. Little did I know just how much “pulling” I would do during this kayaking trip and how my old crossfit days would come back to haunt me. I knew my body was capable of pushing harder … Continue reading Kayaking the Exumas – Day 1
I failed to mention in my last post about the grocery situation and economy here in the Exumas. You hear a lot about islands being uber expensive and many probably think they just want to gouge foreigners for all of their hard earned, or not so hard earned money. So check this out. The shipping, … Continue reading Groceries, Chat N Chill, and more Exploration
So about Rosemary...what an incredible lady. She owns the house I am staying in which is actually attached to hers. It stands on a hill overlooking Elizabeth Harbour and both the house and the views are spectacular. I've been talking to her for quite some time via email about my trip and knew instantly she would be … Continue reading Rosemary, Day 1 and Sea Dicks