Boat Trip!!

Lake Bacalar

Lake Bacalar

Okay, so the boat trip was a huge success!  We had a great captain who took us around the lake for several hours to swim, snorkel and sight see.  We visited a cenote that dropped off to 100 feet!  It was a bit spooky to know that the dark water was really, really deep…..no wonder they call it “Cenote Negro”.  The shallow water right next to it is only about 3 feet and there is a dramatic cliff drop off……..I stayed at the edge with the fish!  We got to stop at several spots to swim and just enjoy the lake.  At the end of the trip, we stopped at a place called “Canales de los Piratas”…… where in days of old, the pirates used this canal to enter the lake and shore.  The people apparently built-in some jagged rocks to try to snare them before they got to the land!  The lake has just a few types of fish that live in the mix of fresh and salt water.  While snorkeling, I saw a lot of the fish.  Some of them hide in the mangroves.  Before we headed back, we got to enjoy some special mud there that we slopped on ourselves for a “mud bath” and then rinsed off in the turquoise water!  It was a great day and then we finished the day off with a great massage and soak in the jacuzzi…..and dinner at the restaurant on the lake shore.  This place is just amazing!   Tomorrow will be another adventure!  Stay tuned!

About wildwahinepaddler

I have been happily living on Maui for the past twenty-four years. I have been stand up paddling for over five years. I am married to Bob; have three grown children, five grandchildren,( two grandsons and three grand daughters.) I live in Kihei, on the South shore of Maui, right up the street from Kamaole Beach Park I. I paddle from Kam I almost every morning. I love living the island life and I love sharing my paddling adventures! Come join me! Maui No Ka Oi!
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