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The Day Brian Almost Died

Posted on May 17, 2019 by under Travel.    

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Brian and I went on a two-hour jet ski tour after our monkey-feeding adventure. Our morning jet ski adventure took us to several beaches including Huevo, Penca, Ocotal, and Coco Beach.

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We started from our beach Playa Matapalo.

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It was a beautiful morning for riding jet skis.

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Here we are, waiting for our tandem jet ski.

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We got to hang out at Playa Huevo where there are a couple of caves you can walk into during low tide. Here are a few pics.

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Here’s another stop on the tour.

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This is the beach where we got to hike up to a cliff to see this amazing view.

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We paused at a couple of spots to admire some rock formations. One looked like a facial profile and another looked like a gorilla. And then when we were at Coco Beach, these two small islands came together to form what looked like a giant turtle. Pretty cool stuff. I didn’t get to take a lot of pics because I was afraid to pull out my phone while we were riding on the jet ski. I didn’t want to drop my phone and lose it. Plus, the water was really bumpy and I could barely hang on.

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After the jet ski tour, we went back to the resort for a quick lunch and to change into fresh swimsuits. Then we walked down to the beach for Jay’s birthday surprise.

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This is us waiting for the surprise. I think Jay was on to us.

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Jay’s birthday surprise was a private catamaran sunset booze cruise.

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Here’s a pic of Marc and Reniece (above) and our tour guide Ricardo (below).

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I didn’t get a ton of pics but here are a few videos for you.

It was a ton of fun but this was the adventure where Brian almost drowned. We anchored the catamaran at a private beach were we could hang out and have fun. Everyone jumped off the boat and swam to the beach. Brian jumped last. The music was blaring and everyone was pretty inebriated so we didn’t hear Brian as he was calling for help. Thank heavens our captain, who had been showering on the side of the boat, saw Brian. He and our tour guide Ricardo came to his rescue.

I can’t really describe Brian’s experience for him because I don’t know how it felt. He did say that he was probably exhausted from the heat and riding the jet ski in the morning and had a bit of a panic attack. Brian is normally a pretty good swimmer but he couldn’t get any air in his lungs this time and it freaked him out and caused him to almost drown. Needless to say, we tipped the guys pretty good not only for Jay’s birthday but for also saving Brian’s life!

After we got back to the resort, we all got cleaned up and met for a late dinner at the buffet. I think we were all pretty tired because this was the one night we didn’t get a group dinner selfie.

To be continued…

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