“Have you ever been sea kayaking?” My friend inquires at the news of our upcoming trip to the Sea of Cortez.
“Well we have done a couple of hours of paddling here and there.”
It doesn’t sound very confidence inspiring hearing it coming out of my own mouth.
“How many hours a day will you be paddling?”
“The itinerary says 3-5 hours a day”
“Oh so you’ve been training a lot then?”
“Due to my consistent lifting of the Grandbaby I feel well prepared. Do you suppose that counts?”
Wide eyes and silence from my head shaking friend.
“It will be all right.” I say more to myself for echoing reassurance. “We are in a double kayak so Dave will power us through.”
“So he has been training then?”
“He too has been consistent in Grandbaby lifting.” I can’t help but smirk at my cleverness.
“So you will have cute little hotels each night like on your cycling trips?”
Well not exactly. We are camping on the beach each night.”
“Well considering the day time highs currently on the Mexican Baja peninsula are 35C (95 F) I don’t think there will be igloos.” More smirking from sassy me.
Possibly my friend gave me an eyeball roll.
“Not to worry though this is the same company we have done so many of our cycling trips with. If Judy and Chuck can get me through the mountains of Northern Spain and across high altitude passes in Peru just think what they will be able to do with me at sea level!”
“Well I’ll be watching for updates on your blog and Facebook. Or maybe Instagram?”
“No updates my friend. We are going to be completely off the grid. No power, no phone, no internet”
” You without a cell phone?” She looks at me incredulous.
I think I’m feeling a little twitchy.
Have you ever completely unplugged? Or better yet can you remember a time without phone and electricity? Wish us luck!
Our trip has been facilitated and sponsored in part by Nichols Expeditions. All opinions and sassy comments are our own.