We started our morning with another paddle- this one much choppier than the last! The waves were crashing in every direction and we took in quite a bit of water on the way out. My upper body was less tired by today’s paddle but my legs got more of a workout. I think this is how it should be but I really don’t know enough about it to be sure. We stopped to rest pretty far out then turned back and attempted to ride the waves back toward the canal. Sometimes I’d put my arm and paddle in and not find the water and other times I’d get wet up to my elbow. We didn’t actually ride a wave but the way in was much faster nonetheless. The rest of today’s adventures were centered around eating, of course. Our 9:30 arrival at the farmers market was too late- all of my favorite mochi were already sold out, but I was quite satisfied by fresh coconut water, which I drank directly from the coconut. On our way home we stopped for malasadas- Portuguese doughnuts- at Leonards. They reminded me a bit of frittelle– the Italian Carnevale treat- and my all time favorite type of doughnut. I indulged today in a custard-filled and Mom tried the seasonal mango-filled malasada. I’m such a sucker for fried sweets! Once we made it home, I decided I had to get inside the coconut and rescue all of the delicious meat. Harder than it sounds without a machete. I managed to hammer enough of it open to start scraping the inside but then took a small chunk out of my finger ramming it against the coconut shell. Mom took over and I have been enjoying fresh coconut all day!
1 1/2 hour paddle, refresh with a visit to the farmers market
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