I started snapping some pictures because I couldn’t believe how peaceful it was. We were completely hidden from the city, removed from the noisy and aggressive city we usually fight our way through just to get to work, home, groceries … anything!
As I was taking a picture of the water my SO warned me not to get too close. He pointed up to the bright yellow crocodile sign and laughed. I sort of laughed too and said I’d be careful. Then I dared him to jump in the water. He said, “no chance!” Then I dared him to paddle board on top of the water full of crocodiles. Suddenly, his back got really straight and a mischievous look came across his face.
Suddenly, my back got really straight when I realized we had already paddle boarded in these waters, just in the canals just inland of there. “How could you let me put my life in danger like that without even warning me?!”
He just laughed at me, pointed out that I was fine, and said he trusted my paddle boarding skills enough not to be concerned.
On our way back home we stopped at a juice stand that is hidden back behind the city. I ordered a green juice, he ordered some other kind of juice, and we split a big bowl of juicy mango. The mango was the best mango I’ve ever had and I don’t know if that’s because it was, indeed, the best mango to ever exist or if it’s because we had been on our bikes, in the heat, for hours.
The green juice, however, was awful. It was the worst green juice ever. It was warm and had parsley, wheatgrass, celery and a cucumber. Wheatgrass. Not as a shot, but as a juice. It was awful. I chugged it anyway and then we continued on our journey.
Then we spotted this guy. An enormous iguana that was surrounded by baby iguanas and normal sized iguanas. Most of them scurried away out of fear probably because we noisily jumped off our bikes to capture this picture. But this guy was huge. Like, I-thought-it-was-a-baby-croc huge.
I believe in self-care and I believe every one of us deserves it! What did YOU do this weekend?? Did you get to take care of yourself??