Started our day out today with a rare no wind day as the sun rose….. it is just good for the soul to sit and gaze at that kind of beauty — whether it is over a place you’ve longed to be for years or a favorite lake or other piece of earth to watch it happen.
Instead of a walk this morning – I opted to use the low wind morning to light out on a kayak adventure (couldn’t do it yesterday due the winds) — wound up paddling up into the mangroves for a bout 2.5 miles — should have called it Iguana city… wow. Hard to spot, but once you spotted one, you could see them by the dozens in all sizes and colors….. beautiful~ Pictures aren’t going to do them justice – Couple of them were an easy 4′-5′ from tip of tail to nose. After about 2 hours I had all my shoulders, arms and stomach could stand and headed back. (turns out kayaking is a really good ab workout)
After brunch – went for a quick snorkel around our dock again – lots and lots of little fish that I have not learned the name of yet – and even more Star Fish around the dock – but had a new visitor… a Barracuda…. guesstimating 2′ – 2.5′ long, but from my perspective, might as well have been Jaws. Never acted aggressive towards me, but followed me all around the dock and never let me get far from his sight. Must have thought I was horning in on his dinner options or something….. Also had one little Jelly Fish just big enough to run me back into the shore…..
Followed all that up with a trip to the local bar (Kai Bar) for drinks — Met a young couple who were there for their engagement (Dennis & Diana) who are staying just down the way from us….”one or two” drinks wound up being too many to count including a shot of 7 Fathoms rum that whooped on me worse than anything has in quite some time …. Wowser… wound back at our place for drinks, marital advice and some pool time…. fun young couple – we wish them the best….. can’t hold a candle to our DAMN NEIGHBORS though – but fun none the less….