When we reached the dock, the boat was waiting. Steve had made arrangements for a boat to take our families. You can drive to the resort, but it is over 5 hours through the mountains. The boat that follows the coast takes about 1.5 hours.
The boat ride was nice. At first, we were all getting soaked as we hit the waves and the spray splashed us all. But after a while, our direction changed and put the wind at a different angle and it became more comfortable.
Annalise was so funny. For a while, she was standing with one hand on Zach’s shoulder and the other on Ben’s head. If it wasn’t for the fact that she was singing for all she was worth, you would have thought she was praying a solemn blessing over them.
Ready to sail
Arriving in Guialo Port
The resort was terrific. Each family had our own log cabin. There were western bathrooms. (Yeah!) In fact, one of my favorite things about the whole trip was the shower. There was plenty of flow, pressure, and it was hot – all at the same time. Lisa and I had a bedroom and the girls shared the couch, a mat, and a plush rug on the floor. Thankfully there was a TV and DVD player, too. Saturday it rained all day so we checked out a video from the resort and played some games Lisa had thought to pack. (We finally gave up on waiting and headed for the beach in the rain.)
While the kids played on the small beach, I took that beautiful gal for a kayak trip around the island. It was really pretty. Although the sea was much calmer, the swells surged as they pushed between the islands and made entering that space a little exciting.