Floating Offerings

After our third guided kayak outing into the inner lagoons and caves, we had a solid hour+ of free time. While I and many others hopped into kayaks for some independent paddling, Mom assembled the above floating offering for the gods of the sea, ably directed and helped by our guide.

After dark, we all hopped back in (guided and paddled, this time) kayaks for the fourth outing, back through a long cave into one of the inner lagoons, where we lit our offerings and floated them around the lagoon. It was an enormously beautiful site and a very special feeling, being on this little kayak inside a lagoon on the other side of a dark 200-meter long cave, watching the glow from candles all around the lagoon bobbing in the wake as their makers set them afloat.

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