Kayak Marathon

15 May

There are two annual sporting events in our little town of Bacalar Mexico. One is kayak and the other a swim “marathon”.  


That’s me on the left and my doubles partner Teresa on the right.

My neighbor Teresa and I practiced and completed the 5K (3.2 mile) kayak event in a lovely double borrowed from the event organizer.


Wish it were mine!

The day was overcast and very windy. The best part of participating was finishing.


Finish in 45 minutes.


Turn around.


Coconuts for rehydration. Machete provided.

The lesson learned from this experience is that I will never complete the 30K distance. Some goals are just out of reach. We did however have a great time training. Having fun can be its own reward. The best one actually. DOS TORTAS


8 Responses to “Kayak Marathon”

  1. Jack Scott May 15, 2016 at 12:19 pm #

    Mucking about in boats seems to be all the rage right now 😀

    Liked by 2 people

    • afish25 May 15, 2016 at 12:31 pm #

      There was a LOT of mucking that weekend.


  2. LJones May 15, 2016 at 12:38 pm #

    What fun – hope to participate soon (when we build…:)) Love the quote: says it all. Hope to see you both soon- with love, L

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    • afish25 May 15, 2016 at 12:58 pm #

      Will be fun to ave you here. What year?


  3. Emily Beebee May 15, 2016 at 6:48 pm #

    My friend Liz and I are signed up for the 1250M Laguna Bacalar open water swim. Can hardly wait! Emily


    • afish25 May 15, 2016 at 7:45 pm #

      I’ll see you there Emily. It’s a blast.


  4. emilievardaman May 16, 2016 at 8:30 pm #

    Going 5 km is wonderful, and knowing your limits is so very important.


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