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I will end with my new favorite sign:
After walking around all day yesterday exploring and taking photos, Matt and I raced back to our hotel to catch our bus to go night kayaking in one of the famous Puerto Rico bioluminescent bays! Unfortunately we didn’t get any photos since it was pitch black, but it was one of the coolest experiences ever. Kayaking at night was really cool — and kind of scary, too! To get to the bay, we had to kayak through a small channel lined by tropical low hanging trees — it was SO dark and we definitely hit a few of them, lol. Everyone had little lights on their kayaks so we just did our best to follow the leader! We heard a few splashing sounds near us and found out later that apparently the iguanas drop into the water from the trees — eek! I had a fish fly over my feet at one point but thankfully no iguanas fell on us. :) Anyway, the reason the bay is called “bioluminescent” is because there are microscopic plankton that produce light as a defense mechanism to motion (aka a predator). So anytime we dipped our hands into the water and shook them around, or dipped our oars in to row, the water lit up! SO cool. The night sky was really beautiful, too. It was so peaceful being on the water! If you’re ever in Puerto Rico, you have to go night kayaking in a bioluminescent bay :) Thanks to everyone who recommended we do that!
I’ll be back shortly with a recap of today’s adventure — hiking in the rainforest! We swam in waterfalls and it was so much fun.