Day 13, all hands on deck, part IV
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A couple of hours of seafaring later we were in the secluded bay called Bahia de Cajimaya to do some snorkeling. The crew of the catamaran came along with us and brought some food for the fish, so you were surrounded by the most colourful creatures. The diversity under water is immense and we truly enjoyed bobbing around. After about an hour or so, most of the water rats were done snorkeling, so we cruised towards lunch. Earlier I had spotted a fabulous looking 'bounty hut' on a beach in the distance, thinking what a fabulous place that would be to live. Turns out, that's where we're having lunch.
The restaurant looked like it was a set picked straight from the movie 'Blue Lagoon'. Sturdy wooden beams, thatched roof, you know the type :) After our activities in the water I had developed an appetite, but first there was the optional Jeep safari in Parque Nacional Cayo Saetia.
Lunch was excellent, local delicacies, with an international touch as not to upset the tourists :) Lunch included one drink, and I chose a Cristal beer to quench my thirst. No excursion can be taken seriously without some form of live music, and we got a trio singing Latin American classics and a few Cuban 'originals' such as Guantanamera..
As many of you know, evening sets early in the tropics, so before long it was time to head back. In the morning the captain chose to 'sail' on the engine only, because of lack wind. Fortunately, on our way back there was just enough wind to hoist the sails and use wind power only. What a magnificent sensation: only the noise of splattering water, the wind in your hair, sun on your skin and the smell of the salty sea… Hmm, maybe I should become a sailor when I grow up :D
Much to my regret, we reached the harbour fairly quickly. The bus ride back was just as bumpy, but this time I was wiser and didn't try to make photographs of our surroundings. After dropping every one else off (in reverse order) we were the last to reach our hotel. As a frugal (ok, call it cheap if you like) Dutchmen, this meant of course we had had the most value for our money: picked up first, dropped off last :) In our resort dinner already awaited us. Darn, I think I can get used to this kind of life :) Much to our surprise, dinner was served by the pool. After yet another sumptuous meal, 'bed' was all we could think off and we both slept like a log.