Relaxing at an offshore island resort
Setting out to sea from a suburban marina in our boats and PWCs, the first thing to greet our eyes is the ruins of the offshore fortress and a large passenger ship heading into Cartagena harbor. The sight of the fortress reminds us again that these waters of the Caribbean were once a hideout for pirates and the port a haven for many trader ships plying the sea routes.
The sea here shows many faces to delight cruising fans. Entering a lagoon surrounded by islands we land our boats on a sand beach. As we enjoyed wakeboarding and PWC riding, a boat with the appearance of a fishing boat approached.
The apparent fisherman opened a basket on his deck and pulled out a live lobster. We paid for it and he went off to the nearby beach to prepare it for us. He was back in no time with the well boiled, succulent lobster that made a veritable feast out of what would otherwise have been our humble sandwich lunch. What a wonderful system it was to cater to tourists with such delicious fare.
After getting our fill of marine sports on the water, we boated on to the resort where we were to stay for the night. By the time we had docked our boats in the visitor berths the sun was still high in the afternoon sky. Should we take a nap and rest up for tomorrow, or should we head over to the bar and get acquainted with some nice local drink? One of the women who had been shouting with delight as she raced the PWC around the lagoon earlier has already found herself a comfortable hammock in the shade of a tree to monopolize. There is still plenty of time before we set out to sea again tomorrow morning. And we know the sea will always be there waiting for us.