5-2 SAT….Got up early, got things ready to go spend the night on an Island, had no idea which one. It took 2 trips down and back up the hill to the Kayak, with the Ice Chest, the seat I had an idea I could make to make it much more comfortable, the bag with the tent, pad, blanket and pillow and the chair.
I didn’t leave until about 8:00 which was a good hour later than I wanted to.
The seat worked perfectly. Put a board in the back of the cover for a chair out on the pool deck, put the back brace from the boat in the back and strapped it down. If it weren’t for the 2 large rocks I have in the front of the boat, the bag would sit a lot lower.
By leaving an hour later than I wanted to, the wind came up and I did not make it down the coast as far as I wanted to, before cutting out to sea to get to the Island I wanted to go to. So I did not arrive there until about 11:00. I traversed through the swells and it worked well, just difficult to paddle against the wind.
Couldn’t be a more perfect place.
I just sat in the sun and in the shade all day, finished a book, talked to a guy whose goes to University in San Juan, his parents own a little business next to Gena and John’s Boats had been in their shop several times. He told me he knows of no one that has Kayaked that far out, he was shocked to see me.
I would have no problem staying here for a week. As a lot of you know, I have put a tent up in a lot of different venues, a lot. But this is one of the most serene, pleasant, sounds of the ocean and obviously absolutely no one to interfere with the beauty of it.
My Sunday morning breakfast view.
5-3 SUN…..I got up early and got things packed up, had breakfast of cereal/yogurt/fresh pineapple and headed back. Got back to where I store the kayak about 9:00, made the 2 trips back and forth up the hill with the stuff. Then went down town and had a good breakfast and returned the books back to Jena she had let me read. She is going to get me another bag full.
I will definitely go back to that Island. Brian, the boy I met told me there was another good one, North of the one I was on, that is also a good one to camp on.
5-4 MON….After the amount of paddling I did Sat and Sun morning, I was tired when I got up early. So made plans to hand wash a few clothes, which I am finding out is the easiest way to keep my few clothes I wear clean, and finish picking up the garbage on the “hill”. Got with that about 8:30 and was done by 10:30 and hit the pool.
Finally saw notice on the USPS Tracking Site that the package/the kayak cart sent from Portland had arrived in PR. Well over 2 weeks to get here, probably won’t get to the PO where my box is until Wens I am assuming.
I have mentioned that there is a tread mill, a stationary bike and a weight machine under the Cabana at the pool, here is a picture of them and one of the view.
Also did another flower arrangement from around the pool.
5-5 TUES…..Didn’t do much today, heard from Lavonne, she sent me this picture of her and Chrissi on Lavonne’s 35th birthday last weekend in San Diego.
5-6 WENS…Tito took me into town today so I could pick up the box/kayak cart sent from Portland that Cam helped me with. Then we went to K-Mart so I could get a pair of tennis shoes, a new good/safe life jacket and a few other things. Spent the rest of the day at the pool.
5-7 THURS….Went for my long walk this morning, met a guy who was working on a boat over in the next bay and he had a truck full of tools. He is going to come to the apartment and help me fix a permanent seat for the kayak and a foot brace that is more comfortable. Then went and got the kayak and put it on the cart and pulled it up the hill to the apartment. So,, with him coming on Sat afternoon, I won’t be going out to the Island and spend Sat night. I will get up early and go down and spend the morning kayaking around the bay since it has been a week being out on the water.