The Abandoned Kayak


This kayak has been sitting here at my secret lunchtime beach for an easy six months. Probably much longer. it used to be used by the submarine company Atlantis Submarines to paddle out to their submarines. The submarines are a long gone, I think they’ve been sold. But the kayak remains. (Technically speaking I think one was a submarine and the other was a glass bottom boat, but I think they’re both gone) I have 2 kayaks which I have not used in a long time, This kayak is like the 1st kayak I ever bought, a Malibu 2. Therefore its value is sentimental only, but it must be a very old kayak that deserves to be cared for and loved.

I’m not even sure this place is still here.

Tonight at movie night is “Die Hard“. I’ve been told the food prices have gone up because technically now the hotel is open, but I’m going anyway.

Tomorrow is Friday, hip hip hooray! Have a good day. (That rhymes)

Bruised Boob

Yesterday, my left boob started hurting. My first thought was “Great, it’s cancer”. My second thought was “I kinda remember whacking it, but don’t remember how I whacked it”.

I didn’t think any more about it till last night in the shower. My left boob started hurting. My first thought was “Great, it’s cancer”. My second thought was “I kinda remember whacking it, but don’t remember how I whacked it”. Then I got out of the shower and saw the bruise. I thought “Dang! what was I doing when I whacked my boob?”


I showed it to the wife. I said “I kinda remember whacking it, but don’t remember how I whacked it”. She asked if it was kayaking.. “Oh yeah, kayaking.” (Thinking “she thinks I’m going senile”) I remember whacking it at some point, either loading or unloading the kayak from the car, or climbing aboard after snorkeling, but nothing significant, I didn’t really give it much thought. I mean, I didn’t think I hurt myself, nothing unusual happened while kayaking. I DO remember whacking my boob and thinking “OW!”, but it was no big deal.

Seems like I always injure myself right before some vacation time. Two days and a wake up!

Found The Wreck

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Yesterday I loaded up the kayak and went looking for the wreck I saw from the air. At first I didn’t think I’d find it, but after I got out to the wrong buoys, I saw the right one. It was a big wrecked sailboat.

After that I paddled out to the inside of the reef, very close to the wrecks at Wreck of The Ten Sail, the site where a sailing fleet wrecked a couple hundred years ago. The wreck you see here is NOT from those sailing ships.

Aug 12, 2014 006 Aug 12, 2014 011 Aug 12, 2014 020It was a great day!

Today is the last day of my vacation, tomorrow it’s back to work. 🙁

Monday Mayhem

Woke up this morning to two sick dogs. I thought there were two, now I’m thinking only one. Ditto has this medicine that the doctor said if he gets sick, stop giving it to him. Well, I’m stopping. This morning after our walk, bloody diarrhea all over the living room. And Ditto was so humiliated I couldn’t even be mad at him. One of my New Years Eve wishes was that Ditto would be healthy and happy for 2014, but I don’t know if he’s going to make it. I can tell he’s in pain.

It was a good weekend, went to the beach Saturday, and Sunday, went to a Guy Harvey Earth Day Mangrove cleanup. After the cleanup we had lunch at Morgans Harbor. Below are some videos and photos from both.

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Seeing The Appeal

Mar 17, 2013 1017 (2)Lately people have been doing this “stand up paddleboarding”. I don’t see the appeal. To me, it doesn’t look like much fun. First time I saw anyone on a kayak, windsurfing or hang gliding or sailing in a sailboat, I thought “Dang, now that looks cool!” But paddleboarding looks slow and boring. You have to have flat calm water and it looks terribly inefficient. On a kayak you can put your back into it and get going as fast as you can. Paddleboarding looks like the challenge is to stand up and paddle at all. Apparently it’s all the new rage, but I don’t see the thrill.

DO you see the thrill?

Cool Kayak

I was at the beach and this dude comes cruising up on a cool looking kayak. He had fishin rods and a GPS on board. Not sure what the Cayman Law is on fishing, I didn’t think I was allowed to fish with a pole on a boat, in fact, I’ve had Department Of Environment approach me while I was on my kayak to make sure I wasn’t fishing. Nonetheless, it’s a cool looking kayak. Not as cool as mine, but…Mar 01, 2013 000 Mar 01, 2013 001 Mar 01, 2013 002