I've been working on a ship in the Caribbean for a month now, and haven't got my ass out a kayak. What is wrong with me? That finally changed yesterday. Woohoo!!!!!
We were docked at Isla Roatan. Roatan is an island off the coast of Honduras. I rented a plastic sit upon kayak on the beach at West End. I only the kayak for an hour, and didn't get to explore the bay as much as I would have liked to but it was so nice to be out paddling again.
The rental wasn't cheap, $20 for an hour. And they only had plastic double sit upons. But hey, it's better than nothing at all. The weather wasn't the best. It had been raining, and the sky was all grey with a storm brewing. That didn't matter, the water was choppy but clear, the sand was fine and white and it was warm.
I went out at first on my own. But then managed to talk Natalia and Mariana into taking turns to come out with me. Neither had been in a kayak before.
The beach was crowded, so I paddled away from the swimmers and snorkellers as quick as I could. Once out away from the obstacles it was beautiful, so relaxing. I saw eels, a stingray and lots and lots of fish.
No photos of the kayaking because I left the waterproof bag for my iPhone packed in a rubbermaid tub along with all my other kayaking gear in my storage locker in Vancouver! It never occured to me to bring it with me. What was I thinking? I have ordered a waterproof case for my camera. Hopefully it will arrive next week.
The ship I'm on has two itineraries in the Caribbean and we visit 8 different ports. Cozumel, Belize City, Roatan, Grand Cayman, Half Moon Cay, St Thomas, San Juan and Grand Turk. My goal in the next 5 months is to kayak in every port at least once. (and to drink a local beer).