Friday, 10 July 2015

Broad Horizons

Whitehaven Beach

It's a glorious morning so we motor across Whitehaven Bay and anchor Bristol Rose off the northern end and dinghy to the southern corner of Whitehaven Beach where we see some kayakers preparing to leave.  We strike up a conversation with a couple from the Marquesas.  Their business is Kayak Polynesia.  Their companion is Zack Kruzins.  Yep that really is his name, pretty easy to remember as he's cruizin around in his kayak!

Crossing an ocean in a sailboat is one thing.  Paddling a kayak across the ocean, even island to island in the Whitsundays, is entirely different.  These adventurers have my utmost respect.  I wonder about the little things such as comfort levels, energy levels, keeping well hydrated and managing basic bodily functions over long periods of time.  Best not to think too much about it!

We can check the boxes from one exotic location to the next but travel is more than the sights.  For me it's about the people we meet along the way and the experiences shared.  Spending even a short time with someone who looks at life and the life around us from a different perspective can broaden our horizons.  I love how travel presents opportunities to meet some amazing people along the way.

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