Up until now our adventures have been very limited by the fact we have a small car with a low clearance. That has all changed since we bought a used cross-over last week and we didn't waste any time putting it to good use. There are several spots we have wanted to go, but just couldn't make it due to very rutted and washed out dirt roads and this past weekend we went to Larson Bay.
We drove in to the point where you would need a monster truck to keep going and then we hiked the rest, which was only about 20-30 minutes through the jungle and some banana plantations. We had two minor stand-offs with dogs, but nothing serious... all bark, no bite. The walk was hilly and on loose dirt/rock so we got a little work out lugging Noah and all of our beach gear.
The trail ended at, surprisingly, a set of cement/rock stairs leading down to the beach. It's pretty tough having these beautiful tropical beaches all to ourselves, but we are getting used to it.
It was high tide when we arrived so the beach got bigger as we spent time there, but it was still a bit wavy the whole time. We are moving into winter here and in general the seas get choppier. We didn't do any snorkeling as a result of the rougher water and the fact that the clarity was poor. We are looking forward to returning on a calm day to check out the reef.
Unlike Airport Beach this beach has trees and therefore shade to keep cool in. Dad swam out and plucked a couple coconuts that were floating in the Bay and cracked them open for some coconut water and a little meat. By cracked them open I mean I threw them at a rock until they split a little and then pried them open. Maybe not the most tactful way of doing it, but hey the end result is the same.
The Jaskowiak Family
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