Another Day in GuanajaSaturday, August 11, 2012
Today we started off the day with pancakes, bacon, and eggs for breakfast and it was delicious. After finishing breakfast, I made a few casts before heading off on a boat to go hiking to a waterfall. The boat ride there was fun and we made a short pit stop for some cocoanut popsicles. Instead of being on a popsicle stick they came in a plastic bag and you had to bite a corner of the bag and suck the popsicle out. After the pit stop, we continued on and arrived at the trail head. The hike to the waterfall was very technical. After a couple of miles of hiking we arrived at the waterfall. The waterfall was awesome, it was fun to stand under it and the refreshing water would just pound on top of you. After enjoying the waterfall, we headed back to the boats and along the way our guide introduced us to some different foods including termites, sea grapes, and these fruits that looked like large white cherries. Surprisingly, termites taste like carrots and the cherry like fruit tasted like you were taking a bite out of a Temperpedic mattress. When we reached the boat, we hopped on and went trolling. We got a couple of bites, but were unable to hook them. After trolling, we stopped on a beach and went snorkeling. The coral and fish were exactly like the stuff you see on Animal Planet. I saw a pufferfish that was almost as big as I was and I also saw a trumpet fish that I mistook for a piece of coral. When we finished snorkeling we hung out around on the beach and enjoyed a refreshing Coca-Cola. We hopped back on the boats and started trolling again. We saw a couple of Bonita jumping; however, we unable to reel anything in. We then returned back to our island. After hanging out on a hammock for a while, we ate lunch and then went flats fishing. We saw a lot of bonefish and permit but we we didn’t catch anything. After fishing for an hour or two we returned and picked up litter around the island.The island is like paradise, it is no bigger than a football field and it is densely planted with tropical plants. Our cabin is comfortable and right next to the water. On the island there is never a hammock farther than a couple of feet from you and we end up spending a lot of time just hanging out on the hammocks and relaxing. I enjoy the people here as well; the guides are very helpful and the other campers are kind and extremely funny. This trip has already far exceeded my expectations.