We decided to do another day on the zip lines but on another course that included eight zip lines followed by a kayak trip through the jungle.
Alice gets hooked up
Ready for her launch
She's off on a 600 meter ride
Check out the tongue action on the captain as he hooks up
Off we go!
(I posted the pictures to the gallery where you can see enlargements.)
There were eight zip lines one of which was just over 600 meters, quite a ride, you could just barely see the landing point off in the distance. After number eight we turned in our gear and headed to the river for our kayaking expedition. They had towed some twenty or so kayaks up the river for us so on with the life jackets, pick up two paddles and into one of the Ocean kayaks.
The first part of the trip was picturesque, meandering through the jungle, about a couple of miles of slow paddling, not very stressful or tiring. Then the river opened into the main Rio Dulce river. We were some three miles down river from the lodge. We had to now paddle these three miles against the river current. We were getting tired and as we rounded each new corner it seemed the trip was endless. After about two hours of paddling, the launcha caught up to us with four other paddlers. We jumped in for a relief ride back to base. All in all it would have been about a five mile paddle. A bit much for our first experience. Alice was a real trouper, putting her all into her paddling.
Before LB was hauled, we had another project. This spring we had replaced the plastic in our deck hatches. The sun had gotten to them and they were seriously crazed. So being down here where the sun is so intense we wanted to protect our investment, so we ordered hatch covers. Alice took a picture of the patterning process.
Making patterns for our new hatch covers
Finally for this post, LB is out of the water.
While here we're going to check the engine's alignment and have her painted. There are a few other things like buying an air conditioner and installing it in the companion way, that was yesterday's project and we slept so well last night; outside temp upper 80's, inside upper 70's, just perfect. It's a small unit and cooled the salon nicely, now I need to figure out how to circulate the cooler air throughout LB. It seems there are always projects to keep our minds and bodies busy. But we are on island time and want to go exploring as well, so projects get scheduled on a "maybe tomorrow" basis.
The Captain checking LB