into the lagoon
heading for that narrow little slot between the trees, a little tidal slip between the ocean and the lagoon behind, boca del infierno. the tide was ebbing as we made our way through, and i nearly didn't make it. paddling my hardest but finding i was making very little forward progress as the water swirled by, and still i noticed the rainbow of starfish clinging to the rock walls on either side. once i finally pulled through it was a relief and we explored quietly while a downpour slipped over the treetops and came down to soak us. on the return journey through the tidal rapid our boats shot through the gap and back out into the bay.