Door County is known for its beautiful sunsets and parks, why not enjoy them from a bicycle? Helping the environment and enjoying the beauty of Door County is a win for everyone: individuals, friends, and families! Come bike on by and say hello to us at Door County Kayak Tours!
As the water begins to warm DCKT’s kayaks are being prepped, our bus is being cleaned, and my excitement to meet everyone and everything that Door County will show me grows. The Summer of 2013 is going to be filled with kayaking, kite boarding, and new friends. But, just as importantly, this summer my relationship with my fellow paddlers (you!) will be an honest one. I will be capable of telling everyone in my tours an honest recommendation of wineries and bars, for the summer of 2013 is my first summer as a twenty-one year old in Door County! So come paddle with us at DCKT, make some new friends and enjoy a drink with us afterwards! (off the water of course)
2013 Guide James Perry
2013 is going to be the summer of enjoyable snacking.
I have been getting excited since tasting an energy bar a friend had made and gave me on a outdoor adventure. Since then, I have researched a number of homemade energy bars and are currently coming up with my favorite bar put together from all of these with a local Door County twist…Door County Dried Cherries. Stay tuned for some exciting experiments with homemade energy bar concoctions this spring! A little sesame joke from one of my favorite comedians, Mitch Headburg, “What is a sesame?”
- Fruit and Nut Bars via the kitchn
- Raw Lemon-Coconut Bars Similar to larabars. via The Mother Nature Network
- Super-Charged Energy Bars via The Never Home Maker
- Homemade Vegan Energy Bar Recipe via The no meat athlete
- No bake vegan energy bars, don’t let those fancy words fool you, yum! via Food Confidence
Let us know: Do you have a favorite energy bar or homemade energy bar you want to try to recreate or some ingredients(dried cherries) you would like to see in an energy bar? We are creating our own version now.
Slickrock Adventure’s tiny private island eco-resort on Long Caye 34 miles off the coast of Belize is the perfect place to learn anything having to do with kayaking. Given the 80 degree water and pristine sheltered conditions, it would almost have to be. But along with a bevy of other water sports, sea kayaking is central to a week on Adventure Island so having a staff of expert guides and loads of the latest-model equipment make Slickrock ideal.
The reason so much emphasis is placed on sea kayaking at Adventure Island (http://www.slickrock.com/
(Caption: A Slickrock sea kayak guide explains the basics of the “T-rescue” technique on land before the group heads out into the lagoon.)
For beginners, our orientation class covers all the basics: how to do a safety check of the equipment, how to hold your paddle, entering and exiting the boat, the use of the spray skirt, etc.
Even expert sea kayakers attend the orientation. At Glover’s Reef we snorkel right out of our kayaks. That means learning how to safely exit and re-enter a sea kayak while in deep water.
Because our guests are generally from the US or Canada, where water temperatures are colder, few sea kayakers ever think about purposefully getting out of their sea kayak. At Glover’s Reef, the water is 80 degrees so we slip out and back into our kayaks all day long.
A second reason even expert kayakers are asked to take orientation is that we teach our guests something called the “T – rescue”, and then practice it right after the demo (at right). This technique is a safe and easy way for one kayaker to assist their partner in righting an overturned kayak in deep water and steadying their boat so they can climb back in.
Once both these skills have been learned, our guests are free to explore the reef far and wide, even without a guide, as long as they have a buddy.
Join us for a paddle on the bay to watch the lighting ceremonies for the 49th Annual Fyr Bal Festival!
Experience the sunset, bonfires, photos & fireworks with your Door County kayak guide.
Paddle begins on Saturday, June 15th 2013 at 7:30 at our Door County Kayak Tours location off of HWY 42 in Juddville. This paddle ends late, so be prepared with a change of warm clothes, patience, and a relaxing attitude.
Interested to see a Door County Aerial Video of Fyrbal.
Call to reserve your spot today! (920) 868-1400
Hey Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts! I remember the first time I went kayaking…My uncle, a kayak guide at the time invited me out on a kayak tour with his group. I was quite nervous, being only 13, it was tough to keep up with the group, but I learned quickly all names of the kayak, the different strokes, weather considerations as well as group dynamics. Looking back at that first day, it inspired me to; start kayaking surfing with my uncle, build a wood canvas kayak, visit a kayak symposium, those first few experiences and now led me to surfing, kiteboarding, a job in Maui kayaking and swimming with the dolphins as well as my own business doing something I love! Follow your dreams and passions, even with multiple people saying otherwise, those dreams and passions will lead you success!
So we hope to offer an opportunity for you to get that next merit badge! Don’t think it will be too easy, kayaking goes back to the time of the Native Cultures like the Inuits, there is deep history with many interesting sports they used to play, e.g. Having a race upside down in a kayak, by putting the paddle over the bottom of your kayak and racing a friend. Might not want to try that friendly competition until you have mastered the wet exit.
Kayaking merit badge requirements requires prior BSA swimmer test.
- Explain the potential hazards encounter while participating in kayaking activities, including weather and water-related hazards, and what you should do to anticipate, help prevent, mitigate, and respond to these hazards.
- Review prevention, symptoms, and first-aid treatment for the following injuries or illnesses that can occur while kayaking: blisters, cold-water shock and hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration, sunburn, sprains, and strains.
- Review the BSA Safety Afloat policy.
- Review the characteristics of life jackets most appropriate for kayaking and understand why one must always be worn while paddling. Then demonstrate how to select and fit a life jacket for kayaking. What “Type” life jacket is required to kayak?
- Review the importance of safety equipment such as a signal device, extra paddle, sponge, bilge pump, and throw bag.
- Kayak Nomenclature.
- Review the differences in the design between recreational, whitewater, and sea or touring kayaks. Include how length, width, initial and secondary stability, and rocker are involved in the design of each type.
- Review the advantages and disadvantages of the materials most commonly used to make kayaks. Explain the care, maintenance, and storage of a kayak.
- Using the trucker’s hitch and bowline, demonstrate how to secure a kayak to a rack on a vehicle or a trailer, or to a rack on land.
- How to choose a kayak paddle.
- The different materials from which paddles are made, parts of a paddle, and the care and maintenance of a paddle.
Using a properly equipped kayak with an open cockpit, a sit-on-top, or an inflatable kayak, do the following:
- Safely capsize and perform a wet exit.
- Reenter the kayak with assistance from a buddy boat.
- Demonstrate a kayak-over-kayak rescue.
- Demonstrate the HELP position.
- Capsize the kayak, swim it and the paddle to shore, and empty water from the kayak with assistance, if needed.
By yourself with a properly equipped kayak demonstrate the following:
- Forward stroke
- Forward sweep
- Reverse sweep
- Draw stroke(s)
- Stern draw
- Paddle a straight line for 25 yards, make a sharp turn, and return 25 yards in a straight line.
- 360 degrees rotation to the right and 360 degrees rotation to the left.
- Move abeam to the right 10 feet and to the left 10 feet.
- Stop the boat in one boat length.
- Paddle a buoyed course of a length determined by your counselor that includes two right turns and two left turns performed while under way.
Well, good thing kayaking is fun, because that is a lot of knowledge to learn. Help out your fellow troop mates and lets hear some comments that answer these requirements!
- Cave Point/Whitefish Bay Sand Dunes See some photos on our Door County Kayak Flickr photo page
- Eagle Bluff/ Eagle Lighthouse
- Cana Island Lighthouse
- Garrett Bay Schooner Fleetwing Shipwreck and Native American Pictographs
- North Bay
Lesson # 3 Body Dragging
When I learned to fly a practice kite I found myself constantly resisting the pull from the kite. Leaning backwards so I would not go flying forward. My first experiences body dragging have taught me to think of the kite in a completely different way.
For those who do not know what body dragging is; it is using a kite to pull yourself through the water. No board is involved. This is done to allow an individual to experience the force of the kite and the coordination required to fly it.
When it was no longer necessary to resist the pull of the kite I was able to feel the power of the kite and the effects of my technique. Skipping across the water in a wetsuit was amazing. The whole process is very intuitive. A person can feel how their movements can effect the kite, and without doing anything can form a basic idea of what different strokes will do to them in the water.
I have body dragged three times. The most recent time, I was able to arc my back and peer out over the water. I watched the kite while it moved through my peripherals and I skimmed across Bailey’s Harbor.
I have been exploring some design ideas online and keeping my eyes open around the off season and throughout my travels. It provides inspiration and enthusiasm.
- Wood pallet Fence, I have been getting a few complaints about neighbors seeing the trailers with the kayaks on them. The cedar trees I have planted are taking a while to take off, as well as having the electric company spray them with poison, even thought they weren’t under the electric lines. We have a local pallet resource down the way from us, a little cherry orchard, who has plenty of wooden pallets, two of them would provide a good amount of height for a fence, as well as creating a landscape opportunity with vines, moss, etc. What should I do with the fence to make it unique?
- Outside shower/foot wash. Hot Tub. Some place to rinse off, some place to relax.
- Larger Garden with chickens, we put a little bit of energy into the soil in the fall, so hopefully we will have a nice garden this next summer.
- Flower and plant landscaping around driveway, maybe a river of flowers.
- Still thinking what to do with the gearage, I don’t like the garage doors, but currently they are the easiest and least expensive option, maybe there are some ideas to change the design or look and feel of the doors.
- Another gearage or addon to the current gearage to allow parking of the trailers.
- A Gibbon Slackline practice area, near the trampoline, stacked and padded with wood chips around it. For practicing balance before getting in a kayak.
Preparing for the mountain, required vigorous training!
It didn’t take long before we were enjoying our selves.
The town is lit up for the Holidays, New Years and the rest of the ski season. Living in a fairy tale.
We always have room in my day for friends, kayak guests, strangers, and curious adventurers. Come say hi to vail and me right meow. Life is short, make it sweet.
With the significant water level drop in the past few months, kayaking might be one of the only ways to get on the water next summer. How excited that makes me as a silent sport enthusiast feel for a quick minute! Just think we would have lake Michigan all to ourselves, no more rainbow oil slicks glistening in the water, no more jet skiers and wave runners careening as they show off how cool they look 10 feet from our defenseless kayaks. That thought only lasts for a quick minute thou, it is a greedy thought, there is plenty of room out there for all of us. It wouldn’t be worth the sorrowful look of my friends running fishing charter businesses, or the sad look of my grandmother who is past her prime at kayaking and can only powerboat out to see the sunset and fireworks.
Well, just in case it does happen, now would be a good time to grab some Door County Gift Certificates for a Kayak Tour this next summer.
A small observance from this past fall of kiteboarding in Baileys Harbor at Ridges Beach. The wave height has increased due to the drop in water level. Ridges, which is a very shallow beach as are most of the beaches on the east side of the peninsula. This is due to the sediment being pushed through deaths door from our predominantly northwest storm patterns and deposited down the east side of the peninsula. The shallowness of the beach extends 30-50 feet off the high water mark. From there, the water level drops and with this more sudden of a water level drop, the waves break faster and significantly larger. This is great news for us kitesurfers who enjoy large waves.
The beautiful water that we paddle on everyday makes up a portion of 31,341 trillion gallons of the World’s Fresh water contained in the Great Lakes. So come out & experience the majestic beauty that surrounds the peninsula!
Check out NatGeo for more info about our planet’s fresh water:
We have yet to determine what animal this is, we’re bringing in experts from all around the county to help us pin point the creature we’ve grown extremely close to.
Meet Brody’s new friend Tony! Tony loves to bask in the sun over at Cave Point County Park. He also enjoys a brisk swim as long as his best friend, Brody, watches over him. Tony loves playing chess, as well as challenging himself with rubix cubes. His favorite animal friend is a Wamandark, half Whale Shark, half Charmander. He is fascinated with the flames of the charmander & the powerful movements of the largest non-mammalian vertebrate. When the night sky covers his cave, Tony marvels over the constellations, recently discovering Aquila. Yet, Tony’s favorite constellation is Delphinus because it’s a little nugget just like himself!
His favorite jokes are knock knock jokes. His favorite one in particular combines two classic jokes;
“Why did the chicken cross the road?”
“umm, I dont know”
“To get to her friends house”
“the chicken! duh!”
A long time ago, Tony packed his little things in his little briefcase and walked his little legs down the big coast. He was wrongfully accused along his travels and sent to prison for life! In prison, he befriended a kayak tour guide named Brody who was also wrongfully accused and given a life sentence. Even though they were two completely different creatures from different backgrounds they shared a common experience that created a strong bond between them. This bond grew so strong it seemed as if nothing could ever break it. They also shared a dream that every creature on this planet should be given a chance to pursue, and that dream is freedom! As time went on, Tony realized he had to make a plan before it was too late. One day he broke free from the chains that were causing him pain and made a break for the coast. Years went by and Brody eventually was liberated and all charges were dropped as he was found innocent! He remembered a talk he and Tony had shared years ago of a beautiful coast in a distant land… DOOR COUNTY! He paddled and paddled until he reached Cave Point where the two were reunited! Beautiful beaches, dolomite caves, and sunshine forever! They pass each other once a day and exchange smiles that only the two of them will ever understand. The smiles represent more than happiness, more than freedom… they represent hope!
Don’t ever give up, and don’t ever lose hope in your dreams to come paddle with us down the beautiful coast of Door County!
Throughout these past few weeks, our guides have encountered a plethora of animals along our paddles. From swans to otters, our tours haven’t lacked the visual appeal of wildlife in Door County. Our recent sitings of the playful family of river otters portrays the elements of earth & water, both in which encompasses our passions of adventure. Come paddle with us, gather your courage & curiosity, & the great bald eagle may grace us with its presence.
Happy 4th o’ July Door County! Enjoy the explosion of colors in the evening sky in Baileys Harbor tonight!
Our favorite holiday is just around the corner…JULY 4TH!
Aside from the traditional 4th of July events such as BBQ’s, fireworks and boating, Door County has some of the most fun outdoor activities one can imagine. What is our favorite? Kayaking of course! With 298 miles of shoreline waiting for you to partake on a kayaking adventure there is no reason not to get out on the water on us.
Besides kayaking, our guides at Door County Kayak Tours share a wide array of personal interests and hobbies. Every year around the 4th we make an extra effort to enhance our team bonding and are always on the lookout for an adventure. Our next two weeks are not just filled with work-but also skydiving, kiteboarding, ziplining, climbing, off road segway-ing and fishing (just to name a few).
These past 2 days we’ve been blessed with a full day of kiting lessons in Bailey’s Harbor and a chartered fishing trip with Reel Addiction Charters in Ellison Bay. A big thanks to Captain Tim for taking the crew out and helping us come home with 12 salmon…enough dinner for a few weeks! With a great kickoff to the 4th of July craziness we look forward to many more adventures in the upcoming weeks- stay posted!!
Thanks for listening, and if you’re ever wanting to fish be sure to check out Reel Addiction Charters
If you are a fan of the aviary variety, then Door County is a good place to do your gawking. Whether you’re looking for Cardinals, Vultures, Pelicans, Hawks, Eagles and/or the ever available Seagulls, there is something to be seen if you have an eye on the sky. My bird book has taken note of all of the varieties above, but by far the most tremendously amazing encounters have been with the US of A’s pride and joy-> thee Bald Eagle.
The first meeting came on the way back from a tour of Cave Point. One lady had asked if we were going to see any birds on the trip, and I could only promise that there would be a plethora of Gulls along the way. Sure enough, as we made thee approach back to the launch site, from the vast blue abyss that is Lake Michigan, a white-headed wonder soared in above and made its nest in a shoreline cedar. Sometimes, you do get what you wish for*
The second meeting was a bit different, but just as grand. Just last Tuesday, on a two person private tour, a mother Bald Eagle and its Fledgling came in over the land from the South, and put on quite the display of outstretched wings. It was the first time that I had seen a “teenager” Eagle and they are quite easy to distinguish, as they are mostly brown with white spots. It was hard for me to maintain my excitement, but luckily the guests were just as enthused as I.
My brother is a trained Wilderness Guide out West in Washington, and always emphasized that one should always keep their chin up because of the way our eyes and faces are designed. We can easily look down without moving our heads, but we can not easily look up. Try it- keep your chin up so you can see the sky, and you can still see below and out in front. If your chin is down so that you may better see your feet, anything above is in your blind spot.
Keep Your Chin Up and Your Eyes on the Sky^
Kayaking is a great cardiovascular workout, that not only targets your arms, back, and core, but your breasts as well! With your strong paddlers box, you will work out your pecs, while lifting your breasts at the same time! Stronger pectorals will lift your breasts & make them incredibly firm. So, all you ladies come paddle with us & you’ll have a six pack and a firmer two pack by the end of the day!
After taking on the strong winds & the weather thrown at the Door this week, we have a beautiful day today! Get out on the water & yak with us! Only blue skies moving forward, feels like summer again.
I love being a business entrepreneur with a seasonal business. The anticipation in May gets the juices flowing in my brain.
Maybe some new signage coming soon.
web links- always looking to exchange links with any DC businesses.
kayaks- a few new kayaks
buses.- darn transmission is costing me an arm and a leg.
Gorgeous spring so far!
Went kitesurfing with my new 10m Lithium Ion, wakesurfer, backroll kiteloops, raleys. Just getting back into the swing of things and getting back those lil muscles that are going to hurt so good.
Then went skating the ramp with my buddy Tom B, still getting better. One pump at a time.
Grabbed the fun maker for tomorrows chaos! Rail sliding all day! This thing is going to be soooooooo fun! I am in need of more wind!
Been busy working on the 4th zip line at Gravity Trails. Just another opportunity to get out in the forest and enjoy nature.
Well after that first kitesurfing session, my hands and feet were not as cold as I had thought they would be. The warm breeze had brought in all the warm surface water into the baileys harbor. Now when I say “warm” it was maybe 48 degrees warm! So quite cold. The adrenaline was pumping through my veins. My wetsuit has one major hole in it, from the bottom of my armpit to my waist, as well as other holes in not so pleasant places. I layered up with two synthetic rash guards underneath my wetsuit and one long sleeve rash guard above. What amazing Door County weather! The wind quickly picked up beyond what my 14m kite could handle, and I was without a smaller kite. So when I got home, just physically destroyed. I went online and ordered two more kites! 1 8m and 1 10m. Airrush Lithium. Now I can teach on the 8m. and Michael my business partner from Gravity Trails can learn. While he is riding the 8m I can ride the 10m and while he is riding the 10m i can ride my 14m. But first we need to get him doing a body drag once it warms up a little. He also needs to get a wetsuit. I used to use a drysuit, but after tearing the seals after a season and a half. It is unusable unless I replace the seals. It also seems a little too risky, just think if I tear the suit out in the middle of the bay, and it fills up with water, I will be a giant water anchor. With a wetsuit, at least if I tear it, it still works. So I am transferring over to a semi-dry wetsuit. It is a wetsuit with better seals than the standard wetsuit.
Speaking of wetsuits, please don’t go out this early on the water without a wetsuit, drysuit or a buddy! No one likes to read a story in the paper of a hypothermia incident. So please be patient, stay close to shore and use a buddy system. Or better yet, go take this time to practice in a pool those re-entries and kayak rescues.
Everyone is talking about the mild winter we have had in Door County. And now we just got done with a nice little heat wave in the middle of march. I wonder how early this summer is going to start. We have been getting calls for tours as early as march 21st. Looks like we are going to have to get the buses started and the cobwebs cleaned out that much earlier this year!
A goal for this summer is to focus on photography, we will now be giving away images on facebook for free! If you would like the digital license for any of those door county photography images, then let us know. Some of the new guides will have experience in photography, so prepare those smiling faces, paddle poses and backgrounds of caves, lighthouses, and cedars.
Here is a photo from an early day of kiteboarding in Baileys Harbor in the fog, it was surreal…
Looking forward to 2012 summer!
Thank you Drew for putting together this promotional video for Door County Kayak Tours. Everyone should check out the images and exciting possibilities they can experience when coming on a kayak tour.
Just giving a special thanks to our friends from Sailbags Maui for the awesome bag they sent us! Be sure to check out their bags made out of used kite surfs at http://www.sailbagsmaui.com …you won’t be disappointed!
hottest day in July so far…just got in from a great morning paddle. now about to hit the water & the waves.
kayaking the caves tomorrow!
Looking forward to our fireworks paddles with glowsticks this weekend.
Looking for a facebook juggling updater/friendly/smiling/witty/sparkly eyed/ communications coordinator/reservationist/ gift of a person who may or may not want to kayak guide to join DCKT for the summer. Don’t take the job duties too serious…Apply at http://www.doorcountykayaktours.com/job.html
So how about a good story to take your mind off the cold, snow and get you dreaming of far off places. I hope it doesn’t make anyone too jealous, but instead inspires you to get a little more pro-leisure in your life, a little more adventure, a little more spontaneity. I know that there are times when the cold, dark, winters put me in a funk, I just need to get out and vanish to some far off destination, usually a third world country where I can stretch my money, where a dollar buys you a beer, where you can rent a place next to the beach for a couple hundred bucks instead of a couple thousand. Places like the Dominican Republic, Indonesia or Costa Rica. It is mainly because I like exploring those places over a few months, meeting new friends and wiggling my way into the local thread of food(roadside bbqs’s), culture, (costa rican rodeo’s) and discovering new ideas from the kids on the street selling creative tourism friendship that draw me to them.
This winter, I had to ask myself what I wanted to do? Something inside me told me the Rockies were going to get a lot of snow, and a lot of my friends were heading out there, so it was a tough battle between floating down the Rockies on pillows of powder howling like a wolf into the wind, getting silly dancing to Nick Steingart(Fred and Fuzzy’s Tues summer nights, Moe’s BBQ) during Apres, and relaxing exhausted in a Jacuzzi watching the snow fall until the dawning of the first chair. But alas, I had other dreams, the wind, waves and wild waterfalls of Maui were calling my name.
Ten years prior, I had arrived at Maui to visit my inspiring artist uncle Jimbo and explore the healing island of Maui. It is quite a long story unto itself, so i’ll skip to the good stuff; Lived with a Mad scientist Marko Rodin, juiced and baked in a basement until a paycheck blunder blessed me with a challenging kayak guide opportunity, after completing some guiding tests(diving 40 ft to pick up a set of keys from the ocean floor and backing up a three story trailer) I was destined to kayak, swim and take photos with the dolphins and tourists for 3 months straight. Rough gig, oh yea, and I camped on a nature preserve one mile away that I could walk to work, pick and drink a coconut on the way. So you can probably see why I was leaning back towards revisiting this beautiful piece of heaven. I am calling it my 10 year reunion. So far, it has answered most of the dreams I have had in the past 10 years, namely those fears and dreams which I was too distracted to accomplish.
My dreams, some of them may seem a little silly, so bear with me;
It took me a few weeks to get the kitesurfing addiction out of my blood, rallying around the waves and wind of the Northshore of Maui with a friend from Hood River I had met a few weeks earlier visiting my sister, this first week took my mind off of the snow in the Rockies. The second day of kiteboarding, we were hit with a swell that gave me goose bumps. We launched our kites from a place called secret cove, the wind was intermittent and rocks and coral were waiting for our mistakes. Patiently waiting for the wind to favor me, I flew out into the trade winds which hit maui most every day. Once out past the reef, the swells grew and I found myself at the bottom of a 20ft wave, now most of the waves are measured from the middle of the wave, so really it was probably only a 10ft wave, but at the bottom of the trough, it was like looking up at a moving mountain, once I had arrived at the top of it, I started skipping down the face, just a flying smile across my face, a dream gifted by the makai(ocean) a mountain (makah) conquered, but not without a lesson, soon I had outrun my kite and it fell from the sky into the front of this monster of a wave. Bobbing with my kite in the water, awaiting the monsters teeth, my smile quickly vanished and a strong sense of peace came over me, what was to happen next I was only too lucky to have been prepared for. I quickly grabbed my board and prepared to be shot through the water once the wave grabbed my kite, I went straight as a arrow, and took a breath(ha), I shot 15 feet through the water unscathed, kite still flopping around, the next wave was too close to do anything but be a needle fish through the water again, and the next one as well. Supriseingly, I felt quite safe, my kite relauched after the third wave, I still had my board in my hand some how and I strapped it on and charged the resuming monsters for 3 hours. It was quite confidence boosting, to get rolled and come out unharmed.
Well, I guess that is enough of a story to start out my traveling journal for this winter. Stay tuned for more of my adventures, I could keep writing, but the day is calling, let me maybe inspire some action to come adventure with me for a week or get excited for the summer. Oh yea, and gift certificates for Zip Line Gift Certificates http://doorcountykayaktours.com/Gift_Certificates.html and Kayak Tours(discounted) http://doorcountykayaktours.com/Gift_Certificates.html do make healthy gifts for these holidays! They can be emailed and printed out for quick gifts, they also support these stories.
Adventure stories to be continued…
Living with an intentional community, Playing music, becoming a circus performer, Cleaning out the cheese curds and beer by growing a garden of exotic smelling flowers and break the mouth organic food, and vine climbing into a living mango tree to sleep in the jungle and a Dolphin Retreat Invitation.