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36) Kayak in the sea 17 Feb 2012

For the last stretch of our time here in Belize, we’ve been taking it easy at Sekunga, a quiet beach front property in the Placencia District.

Placencia is located on a long and narrow peninsula that juts out into the Caribbean Sea; look to one side and you’ll see an azure blue seaside, look to the other and you’ll see a peaceful lagoon with mangroves scattered about.

Yesterday we took out a double seater kayak (compliments of Seakunga) and checked off a to-do that we’ve both looking forward to, “Kayak the Sea.” John and I are experienced paddlers back home, but never before had we paddled the sea. Another first. Check.

Coasting three miles to the tip of the peninsula, we stopped in town at a beach-side bar for some phenomenal fruit smoothes, then headed back three hard miles against wind and salt water splashing in our eyes.

Sea kayaking has its own appeal, that’s for sure. But I think I’ll forever remain a canoe and fresh water kind of girl. There’s nothing quite like paddling along a still and silent lake. Nothing.