|San Javier mission, dates back to 1758|
|Restaurant in San Javier (L to R: Taxi driver, Colette, Michelle, Linda, Roger)|
|Candidate hanging in effigy at Carnaval Celebration|
|"Seahawks" on Loreto Carnaval float|
We went on the kayak trip with Baja Kayak Adventure Tours. They certainly lived up to their name on the first day. When we reached the channel where we planned to cross over to Isla Danzante there were ocean swells ranging from 6 to 10 feet. The guides decided to try and make the crossing and gave us a few instructions. Sister Linda, recovering from abdominal surgery, was in a double kayak with Roger. He was under doctor's orders to make sure Linda took it easy. Two hours into the trip Roger was shouting at Linda, "Paddle now! Hard!" Colette, paddling near Ryan, credited him with helping her get through the swells. She said the most useful thing Ryan said was, "Colette...Stop bowing your head and folding your hands!" I was in a single kayak, not very experienced paddling by myself or using a rudder and feeling more than a bit wimpy after two days without much food. I would have probably been more effective bowing my head and folding my hands but I managed not to go in the water. Progress was slow battling the wind and the waves so the guides finally called for us to retreat back to calmer water to wait for better conditions.
|Packing up for Islands to Aqua Verde kayak trip|
|Roger scrambling down from ridge|