Mosquitos, Floods and More
Trip Start Sep 07, 2011
54Trip End Dec 22, 2011
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I'd like to suggest to the city fathers that sidewalks might be a nice addition to their rustic cityscape. That way we can easily maneuver from place to place without our flipflops bogging down in quicksand. And add to that the flip flop motion of walking sends sand and water all over everyone's backsides and legs that dries into a chalky dust. Proper form and technique only gained by trial and error are essential for safe passage through one of these urban rivers.
Of course I have paved the way for all of you to now be armed with the proper knowledge should you come across such an inconvenient street
With kayaking all crapped out, this morning was calling for some sort of time killing filler, and renting a decrepit bike fit the bill. Tires low on air, a rusted chain, a handle bar that moved 20 degrees before the rest of the bike and a lopsided saddle make the perfect combination for an hour of peddling through the floods and along the sand. I compare it to putting the gym's exercise bike on the hardest setting and letting go in a sauna.
I don't know which was worse upon arrival at the inlet marking the end of the island...my oil slick of sweat, 100% DEET bugspray, and sunscreen, the mosquitos that seem to feed on this toxic cocktail, or knowing I had to ride that piece of crap back. If I didn't even want to be around myself, how the hell can 25 mosquitos want to land on me at the same time? 20 seconds off the bike were aabout all I could handle, just long enough to take a pic of the inlet, look at some flamingos offshore and take on a few souvenir mozzie bites (That's what our Aussie friends call them)
Think about this. I am on an island few have heard of or visit, and I found a spot on this island where these few even venture. That is my kind of place.
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